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Minnechaug Regional High School 

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Volume 27 


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Another year and the good 
times it brought have flown 
before our eyes! The spirit of 
'87 was easy to catch! Involvement in 
extra curricular activities and sports 
showed the support of students ea- 
ger to reap the rewards of participa- 

The national celebration of Liberty 
Weekend set the mood for a spirited 
summer. As the restoration of the 
Statue of Liberty placed us hopefully 
at the beginning of a new era, we 
locally viewed summer as a new be- 
ginning. Students sought involve- 
ment attending summer workshops, 
sports and music camps. Classmates 
actively involved themselves in busi- 
ness and local activities. Summer 
ended with an equally high display of 
local enthusiasm as thousands gath- 
ered to celebrate the Peach Festival. 
Seniors Terry Smith and Sarah Scan- 
napieco inspired a positive image of 
youth as they served on the Peach 
Festival Queen's Court. Students, 
faculty, and residents of Hampden 
and Wilbraham enthusiastically vol- 
unteered their services to this com- 
munity commemoration. 

Two days later students returned 
to school, carrying with them expec- 

tations for a new beginning. Seniors 
sold Class of '87 shirts as they 
planned the Senior Kick-Off Dance. 
Juniors became aware of academic 
pressures as they found themselves 
at the point of no return. Sopho- 
mores, no longer beginners, chose to 
become actively involved. Freshmen, 
in a struggle for acceptance, adapted 
to their new environment. 

A united force, we, the Falcons, 
demonstrated spirit from beginning 
to end, cheering our teams on to vic- 
tories or sympathizing in their de- 
feats, donating blood, enthusiastica 
ly welcoming the U.S. Air Force Ca- 
det Catholic Choir, screaming and 
clapping at the Pep Rally, joining to- 
gether in holiday celebrations, sup- 
porting the creative involvement of 
the Falcon Players, and appreciating 
the musical talents of the concert 
band and wind ensemble in the Pops 
Concert or the sleek gracefulness of 
the synco swimmers. 

What is school without spirit? 
What is life without involvement? 
School spirit is a group effort. As ju- 
nior Vicki Eady states, "it is simply 
love for your school." The Falcons do 
have the Spirit of '87 ... What a 


Senior Todd Bennett bounds into the air, chanting "Let's Co Falcons" at the 
fall Pep Rally. 

Expressing spirited enthusiasm during an October assembly, Senior Michael 
Alberici jumps up to boogie with a cadet from the Catholic Air Force Choir. 

Mary Norowski, cafeteria dietary aid, shares in the spirit of Halloween as she 
checks to see that lunch is ready to be served. 



What a life! Whether it took 
place after school or on week- 
ends, inside of school or out, 
at work or at play, those times we had 
for ourselves were treasured during the 
school year. Some of us went out and 
tried earning some extra bucks, at 
places catering any number of delica- 
cies from fast food to pizza or semi- 
gourmet. Some of us babysat, cut grass, 
or cleaned house to fill our wallets. 
Others did work in drug stores, gas sta- 
tions, or in doctor's offices. What toil 
and time, but what a job! 

We partied our way through the year 
at dances, beginning spiritedly at the 
Senior Kick-Off dance and finishing 

nostalgically with the Senior Prom. We 
viewed an uncountable number of 
movies at Allen-Cooley or Showcase 
Cinema or just rented movies to enjoy 
at home with friends. We consumed 
thousands of hamburgers and ice 
cream cones at Burger King, McDon- 
ald's and Friendly's. 

On sunny days we caught some rays 
at Spec Pond or Lake Mark. As many 
times as we could, we escaped by the 
hundreds to Springfield and Hartford 
where we were content to scream, at 
concerts, until our throats were raw. 

What a busy life we led, but some- 
body had to do it! 


School spirit is hav- 
ing pride in your 
school, and caring 
about what happens 
to it, its teams and its 
people. It grows as 
you spend more 
time in your school. 
If you have school 
spirit, you take part 
in extra curricular 
activities, like sports 
and clubs. You go to 
games and help your 
individual class at 
fund raisers. Specific 
events that increase 
school spirit are Hal- 
loween, pep rallies 
and sports events. 

Junior Scott Coudreau sits 
with suspended animation 
as he waits for Greg, the 
Barber, to cut his hair on 
the evening before the 
October Pep Rally. Many 
of the Falcon football 
players joined the group 



Students find Europe 

Have you ever wanted to travel 
abroad, experience a whole 
new lifestyle, surroundings 
and culture? Many students at Min- 
nechaug already have. Each year Dr. 
Sager takes a group of students from 
Minnechaug and surrounding 
schools to Spain for February vaca- 
tion. There they stay in Madrid, but 
they do tour some of the beautiful 
surrounding cities. They also visit 
one of the Spanish schools for a day 
where they can make new friends 
and talk to the classes about our cul- 
ture in America. 

Other students, such as junior 
Denis Duran and senior Janet 
Moody choose to spend some of 

their summer in Europe. Denis, the 
recipient of Spanish Heritage Associ- 
ation/Minnechaug's scholarship for 
summer travel, spent four weeks in 
Spain where he lived with a Spanish 
family. Janet traveled to visit with her 
brother who teaches English in 
northern Spain. She spent one week 
in Spain, then traveled on to France 
and Belgium. 

Although in strange countries, 
both Denis and Janet said that it was 
not hard to adapt. Janet even liked 
some of the customs of the other 
countries better than ours. Denis en- 
joyed that in his family children were 
treated as adults and that both kids 
and parents joined together to play 
soccer. They also agreed that, given 
the chance, they would definitely 

With the city of Madrid as their background, 
Janet Moody and her brother, Douglas, con- 
tently converse. 

In the Plaza Mayor of Salamanca are Melissa 
Garafolo, Chrissy Froehlich, Lavalier Alves, 
Amy Hersman, Susan Huszar, Jennifer Shea, 
Mrs. Johanna Desautelle, Mr. John Przy- 
bylowicz and Dr. Joyce Sager. 


Faculty member John Przybylowicz, library 
aide Johanna Desautelle and sophomores Su- 
san Huszar and Chrissy Froehlich dine with 
their travel group in the hotel restaurant. 


Senior Janet Moody points out the unique 
rock formations found in northern Spain. 

Sophomore Denis Duran stops for a moment 
with his Spanish brother in a section of Barce- 
lona, Spain. Denis' only frustration while he 
was living there was that he did not under- 
stand the local language of Catalan. 


What a Celebration! 

Peach Festival draws 
summer to a close. 

Sunny skies and mild tempera- 
tures brought 50,000 people to 
Wilbraham's second Annual 
Peach Festival. The grounds of Min- 
nechaug buzzed with peach goers 
for two full days as the fest rolled on 
August 30th and 31st. 

The Festival inspired the involve- 
ment of many Minnechaug student 
groups. The Class of '89 eagerly 
walked the streets of Wilbraham pri- 
or to the festival selling programs as a 
fund raiser. During the two days of 
the festival, they manned the soda 
machines. Class of '88 volunteers 
spent two days keeping the grounds 
clean. Smiling faces of students who 

had not seen each other for weeks 
radiated during the get-together. 

Seniors Terry Smith and Sarah 
Scannapieco radiated spirit and 
pride as they fulfilled the varied du- 
ties of the Court of the Peach Festi- 
val Queen. 

An inspiring moment was closing 
ceremony in which senior Nancy 
Pickett and her brother David led 
the group in a heart-warming rendi- 
tion of God Bless America as multi- 
colored balloons filled the skies. 

Senior Sarah Scannapieco displays content- 
ment in her role as member of the Queen's 

Freshman Jennifer Bernardo takes in the ex- 
citement at the Peach Festival. 


Riding aboard the main float in the Queen's 
Court, senior Terry Smith greets the crowd 
with a cheerful smile. 

Senior Nancy Pickett and her brother, David, 
harmonize beautifully during the closing 

Sophomore Greg Sherman mans a soda ma- 
chine as he volunteers his services to the Class 
of '89. 



Sophomore Todd Matthews and freshman 
Kathy Hofmann choose their lunch. 

Librarian Mrs. Patricia Osmond finishes some 
last minute details before opening the library 
for the new year. 

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Back in the swing of 

Is there any day more worrisome 
than the first day of school? Es- 
pecially if it is the first day for 
freshmen or students new to the 
school. Besides having to worry 
about what to wear to fit in with 
everybody else (mostly the upper- 
classmen!), freshmen are mostly con- 
cerned with finding their way 
around, because, after all, the build- 
ing seems huge to them after being 
in smaller sized junior high or mid- 
dle schools. We, parents and stu- 
dents alike, can all relate to THE 
MAP which we are given to help us 
"find our way around the halls of 
Minnechaug!" On top of not know- 
ing where they're going, freshmen 
have to memorize entirely new 
schedules in which the order of their 


classes changes from day to day. It's 
not uncommon to be suddenly 
asked in the halls, "What block is it?" 
because, believe it or not, even the 
seniors sometimes have trouble re- 

The first day of school carries with 
it an endless number of forms to fill 
out — emergency cards, student in- 
surance, registration, schedule cards 
— and endless little worries such as 
"What if I don't get the same lunch 
as my friends?" and "What if I acci- 
dently get on the wrong bus to go 
home?" Problems in schedules are 
the common complaints given to the 
guidance office, which is usually 
packed with hundreds of students 
requesting schedule changes. This 
year, that hassle was facilitated by 
more specialized computerization of 
the school records, but students still 
flocked to the guidance office in 
numbers in an effort to make their 
schedules more to their liking. 

Yes, the first day is full of hassles, 
but we have to begin someplace! 

Beginning activities include the organization 
of physical education classes. Students spend 
a class period sitting in the gym while arrange- 
ments are made. 

Guidance secretaries Mrs. Joanne Fournier 
and Mrs. Cynthia Brown help senior Sherry 
Daniels with her schedule as sophomores Bar- 
bara Delnegro and Susan Cunningham look 

Senior class president Nora Trebbe addresses 
the Class of '87 during opening day class 

Freshmen Day Davine, Kathy Hofmann, and 
Lisa Kennedy gather in the halls to discuss the 
events of their first day. 



Students find a 

variety of ways to 

transport themselves 

Many students attending 
Minnechaug will jump at 
the chance to catch a ride 
to school in a car. From the classic 
junkers to souped-up Camareros, 
not a difference does it make to the 
student what type of car he or she 
drives. The school lot not only serves 
as housing for the cars during school 
hours, but it is also a place to chat 
with friends and unwind after the 

When or if you are able to drive a 
car to school be sure you know what 
you're getting yourself into. Car keys 
in hand may bring unexpected peo- 
ple near who are desperately seek- 
ing a ride. Suddenly, friends who 

never thought twice about riding 
the bus have declared it a social haz- 
ard and vow never to be caught dead 
on one ever again. This is where your 
car comes into play. If you ever won- 
der where that tank of gas has disap- 
peared to, just look at all the people 
you said "yes" to when they asked 
you for a ride. 

Between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. the 
student parking lot draws all sorts of 
enthusiatic school-bound students. 
Well, not all of the students are 
school-bound and others not too 
enthusiastic. Some of the students 
use the parking lot as a place to make 
plans for skipping school (or at least 
blowing off A block). Others choose 
to turn right around and return 
home to catch more sleep. 

At the sound of the last bell, stu- 
dents are off and running. "Get me 
out of here" is the attitude of most 
students. If you have a car, it's the 
best possible way to get yourself out. 

Sophomore Mark Bevan hobbles to catch a McGregor Smith, a sophomore, finds his own 
ride home in a Jaguar. wa y of transportation. 


Sophomore Steven Axiotis checks out some 
after school activity as he sits and waits for the 

Freshman Ray Core and sophomore Fred 
Gore wait patiently for the bus. 

unior Christine McDonald enjoys her bus 
ride to school. 


Lunch Time 

Students enjoy 
catching a quick bite 

Cafeteria: "From J-Hall, head 
up the middle staircase to- 
wards M-Hall. Cross the air- 
walk and enter the cafeteria. Please 
tip Ralph, the man at the door as he 
is trying to support a family of 17 on 
his salary. And don't worry about the 
'Contaminated' signs, it's probably 
just a senior prank. However, if you 
should start feeling ill and glowing 
..." advises senior Lee Totten in the 
opening issue of the Smoke Signal as 
he gives advice to new freshmen. 

It is only proper that he do so be- 
cause lunch period represents the 
only block of free time students find 
throughout the day and the habits 

developed by freshmen carry over 
throughout the years. As junior Amy 
Bentley states, "I love lunch period. 
It's a very social event. My friends 
and I have a lot of fun, sharing com- 
munity food. Sometimes if it's nice 
out, I go out to the smoking area (I 
don't smoke) and visit my friends out 

Students become very fixed in 
their lunch time habits, having 
"identified their turf" early in the 
school year. Some relax, while others 
work, but most seem to just enjoy 
themselves during their thirty min- 
ute break. 

When asked if there were one 
thing she could change about the 
school, sophomore Jacqueline Bush- 
way responded that "music would 
be allowed at lunch!" 

Senior Kevin Gorman relaxes with his friends, 
juniors Brad Giles, Luke Robinson, David Sut- 
ter and senior John Isham during lunch break. 

Senior Shauneen Marsh takes to heart 
apple a day keeps the doctor away." 


Juniors Santiago Machin and Michelle Man- 
ning and sophomore Mary Beth Jacobs are 
engrossed in their lunch time conversation. 

Sophomore Pamela Mikaelian manages to eat 
while she visits with her friends. 

j^ Freshman Melissa Stratton enjoys some of 
those ever popular potato puffs for lunch. 


Susan Carter, senior, takes time out to donate 
blood to the Red Cross. 

Junior Suzanne Singiser looks on as Senior 
Robin Coodsell donates blood. 

Junior Shari Potter looks on as a young child is 
greeted with open paws at the Eastfield Mall. 



Students giving of 

Senior Jennifer Kantor rests while donating 

Volunteer work with Minnechaug 
students involved is not simply giv- 
ing up your weekend or other great- 
ly needed time to work for free. It is 
spending time with old friends and 
making new ones. It is working with 
the public, like passing out flyers at 
the grand opening of the New East- 
field Mall and dressing up in cos- 
tumes to work with young children. 
Not only do you get a great feeling 
from the immeasureable help you 
give people, but you create special 
bonds between fellow classmates 
whom you might only have slightly 
recognized from C-Block study be- 
fore your shift began. No matter 
what the job, volunteer work is nev- 
er dull when Minnechaug students 
are involved. In fact, sometimes it is 
even better than the habitual trip to 
the movies, followed by Friendly's 

Sophomore Jennifer Doyle sticks by her cos- 
tumed Key Club volunteer as they greet shop- 

ws m 


As Mary Beth Jacobs, sophomore, embraces 
her friend Hello Kitty, another excited shop- 
per rushes to get in on the action! 


Seniors Caroline Orquiola and Clay Whiting 
bop 'til they drop. 

Hoping senior Laurie Cantalini won't punc- 
ture the skin, senior Dennis Hackett takes his 
mind off the pin by whistling a tune. 


Minnechaug students 
prepare themselves 
for a festive evening 

The day began as an early one 
for most Student Government 
members. Students began to 
arrive at the school around 10:00 in 
the morning to decorate for the 
Semi-Formal dance. It was a long and 
tiring day, but most enjoyed being 
with their friends and calming their 
nerves before the big night. 

Most began their evening dining 
out or congregating at a friend's 
house. Hu Ke Lau, Lido's, Salvatore's, 
and Lauren Stevenson's house were 
frequented by many students that 

Then, after filling themselves up, 
students decided to burn off some 

added calories and go to the dance. 
They did this by doing various ver- 
sions of the Twist, the Bunny-hop, 
the Jitterbug, and even formed a 

The music, done by In the Flesh, 
was said to be "wicked" good. As 
11:30 drew near flower petals from 
corsages and boutonnieres were 
scattered across the gymnasium 
floor. Girls' heads were drooping on 
the shoulders of their dates as they 
were escorted home. 

It was an exciting and memorable 
evening for all. 

Seniors George Abar and Lynn Rist relax be- 
fore leaving for the dance. 


The smiles on the faces of seniors Abbie Mac- 
Neish, Jeffrey Christianson, Dennis Hackett 
and Laurie Cantalini illustrate a successful 

Freshman Andrew Hersman and seniors Ka- 
ren Sullivan and Julie Piano calm their nerves 
by decorating for the big dance. 

Senior Katie Brown bosses around her friends 
junior Suzanne Singiser and senior Lynn Rist 
as they ponder their next move in dance 


And, the joy of passing time 



The four minute rush 

A visitor to the halls of Minne- 
chaug during passing time takes his 
life in his hands as mobs of students 
come alive during a four minute 
break. For those lucky students who 
have classes close to one another the 
four minutes can be a chance to 
catch their breath, but for those who 
must run from the music room, for 
example, to the computer lab in M- 
Hall, the task is monumental. After 
flying from one end of the building 
to the other, the student is greeted 
with "You're late. Where's your 

Maria Louisa Odriozola, a visitor 
from Spain to our school, was both- 
ered by the pressure put on students 
to get from one place to another so 
quickly. Her solution was to let the 
students stay put while the teachers 
ran from class to class! 

Juniors Pamela Pappas and Karen Ceraza with 
Corinn Miller, sophomore, make a group ef- 
fort talking on the phone while freshman 
Bonnie Watson passes her time studying. 

Accompanying children on a Halloween pa- 
rade are seniors Jill Sands, Lisa Pabich, and 
Judy Ross, students in the Child Studies class 
of Mrs. Carol Doss. 

Freshmen Karen Callahan, Nicole Smith, and 
Michelle Nadowski primp. 


Mr. James Girotti relishes in the spirit of 

John Belcastro, freshman, studies his music as m,ammi 
he rehearses for the Winter Concert. "ViS," 

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Preparation for the 

holiday season is 

fun for all 

Probably our most favorite time 
of the year (besides summer 
vacation, of course) are those 
days of December when everyone 
starts getting ready for Christmas. If 
you had rather a late start at Christ- 
mas shopping, you had to battle it 
out for a parking place at the 
mobbed malls. In the homes of Wil- 
braham and Hampden residents, 
Christmas trees were set up early. 
Red and green wrapping paper lay 
all over the floor as gift-givers scis- 
sored and taped away. 

While all of this was going on, sea- 
sonal music floated from stereos and 
we heard songs such as Springsteen's 
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" 
and Band-Aid's "Do They Know It's 
Christmas?" again. 

The holiday spirit prevailed not 
only at home and in stores, but at 
school also. Naturally there were the 
Christmas One-Acts and the Merry 
Messages in the Smoke Signal. Many 
teachers decided to incorporate the 
Christmas spirit as well. For instance, 
Miss Mary Lou Brewer's classes sang 
"The Twelve Days of Current 
Events" and made a list of Christmas 
gifts they would have given to his- 
torical people. Dr. Joyce Sager 
taught her students how to say 
"Merry Christmas" correctly in 
Spanish and what customs the Span- 
ish people practice regarding the 
holiday. Mr. Jay Deely simply let his 
students have a free day from typing 
— a nice Christmas gift! And, of 
course, many friends exchanged gifts 
with each other during lunch and 
study halls. 

Unfortunately, the holiday season 
disappeared as quickly as it had 
snuck up upon us. 

Librarians Mrs. Patricia Osmond and Mrs. Jo- 
hanna Desautelle along with senior Laura En- 
gle enjoy the holiday spirit. 


Mr. James Matroni, junior Eva Haraty and 
senior John Misterka await the bell to officiate 
the mid-winter vacation. 

Mrs. Mary Lou Sitnik decorates her Home 
Economics classroom in the holiday tradition. 

Freshman Laura White reflects the Christmas 
spirit as she works in her Spanish class. 



Spirit overwhelms 

The name of the game was spir- 
During the G-Block Octo- 
ber 3rd pep rally each class cheered 
in a contest which, of course, was 
won by the Class of 1987. 

Following a march of all who 
played team sports, and a pep ses- 
sion put on by the cheerleaders, 
many courageous team members 
joined to make fun as they took part 
in an obstacle course rally, obviously 
pleasing the crowds. 

Senior Brian Halloran served as 
emcee for the pep rally which the 
student body looks forward to as a 
means of showing class and school 

spirit. AS junior Melissa Garafolo 
stated, "pep rallies are a great exam- 
ple of school spirit." Ours was no 
exception as all team members en- 
thusiastically built up the spirit of 
the crowd, while onlookers joyfully 
covered them and the floor with a 
shower of paper! 

Varsity cheerleaders put up a tough pyramid 
with tense smiles. 

Senior Heather Congo shows her spirit by 
competing in the obstacle course. 


Falcons' spirit takes hold of the pep rally. 



Senior Sean Pellegrini dances to the Beatles 
hit tune "Twist and Shout." 

Senior Heather Brown helps set up for the 
obstacle course. 


Mr. T's look alike, otherwise known as senior 
David Henningsen shocks senior Julie Albano, 

JCL threw one other smashing success this 
year with their Battle of the Classes dance, 
won by the Class of '89. 

The student body of Minnechaug knows how 
to enjoy themselves at a dance. 


The Class of '87 began their senior year on the 
right foot with the Senior Kick-Off Dance. 


Juniors Kathy Horacek, Meghan Farrell, Gina 
Alberici and Tracy Garceau wish they were 
seniors to celp celebrate the jubilant evening. 

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Dancing to the hip tunes 
we gather in the old gym 
to dance the night away. 

This year dances were popular 
fundraisers. From the begin- 
ning of school, seniors looked 
forward to their Kick-Off Dance. 

"In the Flesh" was on hand and 
played fast to slow songs as seniors 
such as Nora Trebbe and David Hen- 
ningsen danced in groups or as cou- 

October brought us the Battle of 
the Classes Dance, entertaining not 
only seniors, but freshmen, sopho- 
mores, and juniors as each battled it 
out to be the number one class in 
spirit and attendance. With Christ- 
mas came Student Government's 

preparation for the Semi-Formal. 
People lined up dates, formal outfits, 
and reservations for dinner out. Un- 
der the red and white decorated 
gym, "In the Flesh" brought us to 
our feet once again. 

"Will you go to the dance with 
me?" The time crept up when it was 
the girls' turn to nervously ask the 
guys to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. 
But, the dancing didn't stop there. 
Soon, we were kicking our heels up 
at the Fifty Days Dance and finally 
giving eighth graders a taste of Min- 
nechaug's social life at the Freshman 
Dance. We just never seemed to tire 
of a good time, and dances were al- 
ways an excellent way of bringing 
everyone together to celebrate. 

Finally, the dance of all dances 
wrapped up the year. The Class of 
'87 Prom was held at Chez Josef 
where once again "In the Flesh" 
rocked us through the night. 



Trend setters 

With the discovery of the 
new mall we were eager to 
spend our time and our 
money, which we never seemed to 
have enough of. Finally there were 
some new clothes stores in which we 
could let our imaginations run wild. 
Somehow, the money we dug up, 
whether from Dad's wallet or our 
own, seemed to slip from our hands 
in a matter of minutes. Everyone 
wanted the clothes' styles advertised 
in magazines, hoping they would re- 
semble the models wearing them. 
However, we needed more than 
hope and money for this to come 
true. But, we kept trying anyway. 
Girls were adorned in all kinds of 

styles, from mini-skirts to straight 
skirts that reached the ankles. It 
wasn't unusual to see girls in Dad's 
sweater either . . . the big look was 
in. This was the year pumps or flats 
were in style, as well as the never 
dying sneaker. Ear lobes sported 
more than enough holes for more 
than one earring, ranging from a 
simple stud to a dangling mass of 
loops. Hairdos ranged from a tradi- 
tional look to a spiked radical one, 
for both guys and girls. 

In the case of the guys, most wore 
their oxfords or rugbies, usually a 
duplicate of the other. This was also 
the year of tie dye and Levis 501 
Blues. Yet, no matter what we wore, 
we determined our own style. 
Whether we followed the crowd or 
set the fashion, our appearance was 
what we made it. Even when we 
weren't on top of fashion, we had 
fun trying! 

The "Boz" is in as senior Michael Alberici 
changes his hair to fit the style. 

Sporting bright jams and high heeled pumps 
senior Terry Hess adjusts books in the school 

Nikki Reta, junior, sets the trend in hair style 

Senior David Henningsen acts accordingly 
with his mohawk. 


Although the Village Store of Wilbraham has 
been remodeled, it has not lost its quaint 

The Wilbraham Post Office holds the future 
college acceptances for many Minnechaug 

Crafted by a Monston stone cutter, Mr. De- 
Santis, this statue, made to honor those who 
lost their lives in World War I, stands proudly 
on The Commons in the center of Hampden. 


The towns of Wilbraham 

and Hampden hold 

special memories 


Many of us may complain 
about the size of Hampden 
and Wilbraham, but we rec- 
ognize they are our towns. 

The center of Wilbraham offers 
many conveniences, such as Louis 
and Clark, the Village Store, the Post 
Office and the Library. Who has nev- 
er seen "Greg the Barber" tooling 
around town in his red, white and 
blue striped Volkswagon? 

A great place to cool off in the 
summer is Sullivan's Mountain View, 
the place of employment for many 
students. Laughing Brook has awak- 
ened our eyes to the wonders of na- 
ture. Who hasn't been to Tony and 
Olga's or to Jeff Green's Pharmacy? 

Our towns might be small, but 
they hold our memories of yesterday 
— of our childhood. 

Bruno's Pizzeria is a gathering spot for many 



The infamous red, white, and blue striped 
Volkswagon captures the spirit of Wilbraham. 

Sullivan's Mountain View Drive In Restaurant 
holds many memories for Wilbraham and 
Hampden families. 



Students catch the 
spirit on Halloween 

The day was marked by weird- 
ness and originality as much of 
the student body came to 
school in some form of disguise. 
Some seniors dressed for an historic 
moment for their senior seminar 
class while others just wanted to join 
in the spirit of Halloween. 

For senior Olivier Stauffer, an AFS 
exchange student from France, 
this Halloween was his first. Olivier 
explained, "Halloween is not cele- 
brated in France so today is my first 
Halloween. I was surprised to see 
that it had such an importance: 
pumpkins everywhere, pumpkin 
candies, ghosts, bones, monsters and 
witches. I think that it is a tradition 

everyone should follow." Olivier's 
costume, which included a large 
plastic bottle of champagne topped 
with the flag of France, was so large 
that he had to undo one American 
custom to take part in another. He 
stated, "the bottle was so big that I 
could not take it with me on the bus, 
so we had to take the car, which was 
still too small, but after we squeezed 
the bottle, it fit." 

This October for some was the day 
of nerds, greasers and very mascu- 
line women. As senior Lee Totten 
pointed out in his "Miscellaneous 
Ramblings" Smoke Signal article of 
November 21, "awards should go to 
senior Greg Meeropol for the great- 
est nerd costume I saw all day long 
on Halloween, although I didn't see 
Sean "Spaz" Pellegrini's and I heard 
it was good." 

The spirit of Halloween certainly 
wasn't difficult to catch this fall at 

Senior Sean Pellegrini hams up his role as a Seniors Matt Cuertin and David Gale aptly 
geek. portray the Blues Brothers. 


Seniors Lauren Stevenson and Tom Popson 
reverse roles on the confused day of Hallow- 

Junior Gina Alberici gives us a cheery smile. 

Seniors Olivier Stauffer and Karen Weldon 
glance wide-eyed at the enormous bottle of 
champagne which Olivier carried throughout 
the school in celebration of his first Hallow- 


Junior Kelly Powers demonstrates her black 
belt karate ability. 

Senior Robin Trombly looks toward the game, 
unable to participate. 

Sophomore Susan Stevenson tapes an injured 
leg. I 


Seniors Jeffrey Collins and Michael Alberici 
show the opponent what pain feels like. 

Sophomore Brian McKeon completely re- 
laxes as he takes a few moments out of his 
class period in Project Adventure. 

Injuries were quite a problem in 
sports this year, especially in the 
fall. The teams were plagued by 
sprains, breaks, and fractures of all 
kinds. Injured players felt as if they 
were able to play, but coaches were 
skeptical, and most chose to keep 
the injured out until they could re- 
turn with 100% health and strength. 
Being benched was not a pleasant 
experience for the injured players 
who could only sit and view the 
game from the sidelines. Swinging 
their own feet as if they were want- 
ing to put their foot on the ball and 
yelling to support fellow teammates 
can make one very eager to join in 

and play with everyone else. The de- 
sire to play when you cannot can be 
an incredibly frustrating experience. 

Feeling so helpless and unable to 
do anything but sit and watch is a 
horrible feeling. Seniors like Robin 
Trombly and Pamela Watson were 
injured and hurting throughout 
their final season in high school and 
had to sit and watch the Girls' Varsity 
Soccer team play. Junior Wes Gwat- 
kin had to sit out the varsity football 
season after he was injured in the 
Chicopee Comp game. Freshman 
Abby Keiser spent the fall season 
wrapped in bandages. 

We all share in the agony and pain 
when our players must sit out the 
season because of an injury. 


What was your most 
embarassing mo- 

Hitting the dentist's 
car next to Peter 
Harris." Connie 
Bienvenue, Senior 

Junior Jennifer David enthu- 
siastically listens in math class 
on Halloween. 



Part of the charm of Minnechaug is the 
enthusiastic disposition of both the facul- 
ty and student body working together. 
When we enter school in the fall, our attitudes 
seem to stress our own individuality and ac- 
complishments as a single person. Yet, as the 
year whizzes by and clubs and school activities 
grasp our interests, we become incorporated as 
one personality of many working together. 

The major factor in the success of the clubs is 
the ability of a faculty member to pose as the 
advisor and arouse the students to become ful- 
ly involved. What would JCL be like without 
the wild Mrs. Marilyn Ats to observe as she 
eagerly prepares for the catapult contest? Or, 
how would students endure the strain of Mo- 
del Congress without Miss Mary Lou Brewer's 
wholeheartedly supporting each member? 

The spirit of Minnechaug lies not only in the 
so-called "clubs," but can be spotted also in 
such activities as our many successful sports 
teams, or the talented group of Falcon Players. 
The athletes continue to draw large crowds of 
avid supporters who cheer for their always in- 
tense performances, as do the Falcon Players 
draw their share of people to enjoy their near 
professional productions of plays, some of 
which are actually written or produced by stu- 
dents. Even our superintendent, a man of many 
responsibilities, takes time out, as this year he 
invited the Air Force Cadet Catholic Choir to 
sing for our school. 

No doubt, Minnechaug is a name that joins 
people closer and unites them into one body, 
which is the unit of both faculty and students. 
What a personality! 





Class of '87 spirit . . . and what a 
catch it was! Like fire it spread 
from one person to the next. 
From day one, seniors caught the 
wave as we struggled in line to buy 
class of '87 t-shirts. There sat Nora 
Trebbe and Eric Karplus eagerly col- 
lecting money . . . thinking of ex- 
penses ahead. Proudly, seniors in- 
cluding Karen Sullivan and Sean Pel- 
legrini, wore their shirts at the Kick- 
off Dance . . . and what a dance that 
was! We rocked to the music of "In 
the Flesh," wishing the night would 
never end. 

Day after day, we had given our 
senior pictures to our friends, never 
quite sure of how to sign them. 
Could this really be the end? At the 

same time, we collected all of our 
friends' pictures because we wanted 
to remember faces. 

Senioritis hit early. From going to a 
party at Chicken's house, to one at 
Lauren Stevenson's, it was risky busi- 
ness, but someone had to do it as 
spirit overcame us. We found thesis 
papers and homework as boring as 
ever. We preferred cheering for our 
teams or being with friends. Who 
could study? Then came the dress- 
ing up on Halloween. Whether we 
were Greasers such as seniors Beth 
Luczek and Julie Piano, or ghosts 
such as Christel Wennberg and Lisa 
Nicoli, we had the spirit. Sooner 
than any other graduating class, sen- 
ior skip days began. We always need- 

ed a break. 

We had some privileges at 
school. For the first time at Minne- 
chaug our class had the advantage of 
a senior study, where all seniors 
went in place of a normal study. This 
gave our spirited class just one more 
excuse to talk instead of study. As 
the weather got warmer, we headed 
to the beach. Thoughts of the prom 
were always in the back of our 
minds, until that mystical night ar- 
rived. With girls in taffeta gowns and 
guys in black tuxes, we spent our last 
time together at Chez Josef. We 
realized that after graduating, we 
may not see some of these people 
again. Yet, no matter what, as a class, 
we'd always have the spirit of '87. 

George Abar 

William Agnew 

Julie Albano 

Michael Alberici 

Lavalier Alves 

Lorie Anderson 


Russell Anderson 
Shawn Anderson 
Tracy Auslander 

Alicia Axiotis 
Gregory Babineau 
Colin Bachelder 

Dina Bailey 
Adam Baker 
Tracy Bednarz 

Kathleen Belcher 
Cynthia Bennett 
Gregory Bennett 






It happened. It had to. Senioritis 
hit the Class of '87. The symp- 
toms are everywhere: who cares 
about this English paper? Si, je ne 
parle pas Spanish. Of course, the 
underclassmen did it. I've already 
been accepted at Timbuk 3 Universi- 
ty. I don't care what I get on this 
fiziks test. You going to that ginger- 
ale party on Saturday? I dare you to 
teach me something. Hey, I don't 
care, I've already got enough credits 
to graduate. I'm a mature adult now 
— you can't tell me what to do. 

Hold on — stay in control. Let's 
face it, seniors — we're headed for 
the real world next year. Sure, high 
school is real, but it's over now. Next 
year we'll be going to college or 
working or both (or neither?). There 
won't be a school bus to pick us up 
in the morning and drop us off in the 

afternoon. No one will expect us to 
be in a particular building for at least 
6 hours a day, 180 days a year. There 
won't be any more hall passes or of- 
fice detentions. The rules we will be 
living by are the laws of the United 
States of America, and the conse- 
quences of breaking them will be 
determined in court, not in Mr. Lo- 
gan's office. We will have to be 
adults, not high school students say- 
ing we should be treated like adults. 
How do we get there from here? 
Will we wake up some day soon and 
find ourselves in a totally different 
world? For better or for worse, no. 
That's why we're in school now. 
Those things we memorized for tests 
and forgot during them, wondering 
why we had to learn things we 
would never ever use, we need to 
know now. What we learn deter- 

mines what we earn. But education 
isn't only about algebra, grammar, 
and history — it is also about bud- 
dies, pals, girlfriends, boyfriends, 
studs, babes, jerks, nerds, heroes, 
losers, winners, and referees. Every- 
one meets them somewhere along 
the line. As a high school, Minne- 
chaug focuses our attention upon 
academics so that when we grow up 
we will be able to put bread on the 
table and run the country. It encour- 
ages us to become mature adults by 
developing our social actions and at- 
titudes around a solid academic 

What the heck, though — that's 
just the theory. The practice is only 
perfect if we have fun, and senioritis 
is a lot of fun. Life's a beach — enjoy 
it while the sun is shining .... I gotta 
wear shades! Eric Karplus 

Jennifer Bennett 

Stephanie Bennett 

Todd Bennett 

johan Bergstrom 

Manuel Bernardo 

Connie Bienvenue 


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Christine Blake 
Amy Blume 
Sherry Booth 

Hilary Bouchard 
Christine Bradley 
Mark Branconnier 

Todd Brehart 
Carolyn Brescia 
Andrew Brown 

Katie Brown 
Heather Brown 
Maura Brown 



Jeanne Burke 

Phip Burnett 

Celine Burque 


Carrie Campbell 
Laurie Cantalini 
Susan Carter 

Brian Case 
Lenore Cataldo 
Kimberly Chase 

Geraldine Chechette 
Gary Choma 
Jeff Christensen 

Carmela Cirillo 
Michael Clark 
Jeffrey Collins 



From teacher evaluations to fill- 
ing out long and monotonous 
applications, applying for col- 
lege acceptance was not easy. While 
some spend hours in the guidance 
office, others spent hours at the 
typewriter typing applications. As 
students, we filled out applications, 
telling colleges about every aspect of 
our personal and curriculum-filled 
lives. Something must separate me 
from all the other seniors applying to 
college! What have I accomplished 
in high school? Am I a strong stu- 
dent? Can I write well? Should I ap- 
ply to Harvard or to STCC? Ques- 

tions were endless, and, in order to 
find a college that suited us as indivi- 
duals, we spend hours in prepara- 

Part of the application process was 
visiting potential colleges and going 
through some nerve-wracking inter- 
views. Soon enough, though, the sit- 
uation is out of our hands. Whether 
we would be accepted or not, we 
did everything we could. Somehow, 
everything would work out for the 
better, no matter what the future 
would hold. For now, we were still a 
part of the spirit of the Class of '87. 

Heather Congo 
Sarah Connell 
Michael Cook 

Robert Daly 

Richard Daniele 

Sherry Daniels 


Thomas Dean 
Candice Debarge 
Lori DeBonee 

Joanne DeCesare 
Monique DelVecchio 
Elizabeth Demsey 

Jeffrey Dennis 
Rachel DiNoia 
Coralie Donahue 

Matthew Dowd 
Mark Drumheller 
Holly Dubour 




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During the upperclass years, 
athletes have high hopes of 
playing for Minnechaug's var- 
sity sports program, if they have not 
already. Freshmen and sophomore 
years are times for athletes to gain 
the experience and confidence 
needed to prepare themselves for 
the true test — representing Minne- 
chuag by participating in a varsity 
sport. Our teams are constituted by a 
talented, select group of disciplined 
athletes, eager to improve and gain 
the respect and support of their 
peers. Varsity stars gain a reputation 
that lives on throughout their high 
school years and remains with the 

school even after the athletes have 
graduated. Scoring the winning bas- 
ket or setting a school record can be 
the most exciting part of one's high 
school years. Minnechaug offers 
these thrills to those willing to spend 
many tiring hours after school train- 
ing and working out with the un- 
yielding determination to become 
the best. They then must go home 
and keep their grades respectable in 
order to even participate in the 
sport. Brian Halloran, co-captain of 
the Boys' Varsity Soccer Team and 
co-assistant to the Varsity Hockey 
Team, comments that he has had to 
make "many sacrifices" because 

practices take up time after school. 
According to Brian "there have been 
many nights that I have been up 
studying at 11:00 or 12:00 when I 
would have rather been in bed. An- 
other concern of his is the problem 
of being very tired in school. Brian 
feels that participating in school 
sports involves both "responsibilities 
and choices." Junior, Gregory Gel- 
dart agrees with Brian's feelings and 
adds that "to accomplish your goals 
in school and on the court, it will 
take much careful planning and 
some extra hard work." 

Glen Ducharme 

Joseph Duval 

Michael Duval 

Geraldine Ellis 

Jill Ellis 

Laura Engel 


Lisa Estrada 
Adam Feldstein 
David Gale 

Laura Garabedian 
James Garten 
Michael Garvey 

Jackie Geberth 
Laura Giantris 
Kathryn Gibb 

Mark Gibeau 
David Goetcheus 
Luis Goncalves 






In response to a United Press In- 
ternational listing of "What's in, 
what's out for 1987," published 
in the Sunday Republican (De- 
cember 28, I986), seniors Brian Hal- 
loran and Keith Neelans prepared a 
more personalized version for Min- 
nechaug. They agreed that calcium 
anxiety is in, while salt phobia is out; 
Disney World is in, Club Med, out; 
Champagne is in and cocaine is out. 
Paul Hogan, Stupid pet tricks, Farrah 

Fawcett and Fergie are in, while Syl- 
vester Stallone, Joan Rivers, Jaclyn 
Smith and Lady Di are out. Poker and 
laser pistols are in while trivia and 
Dungeons and Dragons are out. Thin 
crust pizza and caffeine are in while 
McDLT and diet drinks are out. Tak- 
ing the Fifth is in, while lying is out. 
War toys are in and cabbage patch 
dolls are out. Urine analyses are in, 
while lie dectectors are out. Cash is 
in, credit is out (remember the Tax 

Law initiated in 1987?). 

To this list they added that soccer 
is in, football is out; taxi cabs are in, 
drunk driving is out. They disagreed 
with UPI, making the following revi- 
sions: Reeboks are in at Minnechaug 
while hiking boots are out; blondes 
are in and redheads are out, shoul- 
der pads are in, bare shoulders are 

Robin Goodsell 

Kathleen Goodrich 

Kelly Goodrich 

Kevin Gorman 

Kim Grande 

Julie Guarnera 


Stella Johnston 
Steven Jones 
Jennifer Kantor 

Elizabeth Karam 
David Karlson 
Eric Karplus 

Lora Kasten 
Jill Kelleway 
John Kertenis 

Mark Kibbe 
Christopher Kielb 
Paul Kokoszyna 



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In response to a United Press In- 
ternational listing of "What's in, 
what's out for 1987," published 
in the Sunday Republican (De- 
cember 28, I986), seniors Brian Hal- 
loran and Keith Neelans prepared a 
more personalized version for Min- 
nechaug. They agreed that calcium 
anxiety is in, while salt phobia is out; 
Disney World is in, Club Med, out; 
Champagne is in and cocaine is out. 
Paul Hogan, Stupid pet tricks, Farrah 

Fawcett and Fergie are in, while Syl- 
vester Stallone, Joan Rivers, Jaclyn 
Smith and Lady Di are out. Poker and 
laser pistols are in while trivia and 
Dungeons and Dragons are out. Thin 
crust pizza and caffeine are in while 
McDLT and diet drinks are out. Tak- 
ing the Fifth is in, while lying is out. 
War toys are in and cabbage patch 
dolls are out. Urine analyses are in, 
while lie dectectors are out. Cash is 
in, credit is out (remember the Tax 

t the fu- 


oyed the 
Law initiated in 1987?). 

To this list they added that anc j tne 

is in, football is out; taxi cabs ai-_ away 

drunk driving is out. They disagr t was 

with UPI, making the following re\-.j or 

sions: Reeboks are in at Minnechaug ,. 

while hiking boots are out; blondes 

are in and redheads are out, shoul- , 

der pads are in, bare shoulders are 

out. r 


Robin Goodsell 

Kathleen Goodrich 

Kelly Goodrich 

Kevin Gorman 

Kim Grande 

Julie Guarnera 


Stella Johnston 
Steven Jones 
Jennifer Kantor 

Elizabeth Karam 
David Karlson 
Eric Karplus 

Lora Kasten 
Jill Kelleway 
John Kertenis 

Mark Kibbe 
Christopher Kielb 
Paul Kokoszyna 



Vi\eft eS 

Early in the spring of 1986, a 
group of students from the 
Class of '87 began working 
with several faculty and staff mem- 
bers in order to develop some kind 
of simple and acceptable senior 
privilege. Over the summer, these 
people worked out the details of the 
Senior Study and I.D. pass privilege, 
and provided for their implementa- 
tion. In developing these ideas, it 
was important to realize that the 
school is not only for the students. 
The students have a responsibility to 
maturely respect the needs and de- 
sires of the faculty and staff, which in 
turn has a similar responsibility to 
the students. Students should ex- 
pect a structured environment in 

high school, but they should also 
learn to deal with the freedoms of 
other environments. A high school 
cannot teach all its students how to 
deal with the freedoms they will en- 
counter. It can, however, give a few 
responsibilities that will help stu- 
dents learn to survive on the campus 
or in the workplace. 

These responsibilities should not 
give the students free reign or allow 
them to impose themselves unduly 
upon the faculty and staff. The re- 
sponsibilities should be simple and 
acceptable to all parties involved. 
The Senior Study, requiring seniors 
to plan the way they spend their 
study time in school (socially or aca- 
demically), and the Senior I.D. pass 

privilege, trusting seniors to use 
their I.D.s only as hall passes be- 
tween the Senior Study and Library, 
are two such responsibilities. 

The current senior privileges are 
testing grounds for future privileges. 
So far, they have been accepted very 
positively by the students as well as 
the faculty and staff. Therefore, 
there is hope for creating more. All 
that remains to be done is to set up 
definite and workable plans, and fol- 
low through with them. Senior privi- 
leges, for the first time in several 
years, are showing great promise of 
success. The Class of '87 and the fac- 
ulty and staff deserve full and joint 
credit for this endeavor. Eric Karplus 

Rosalie Kubik 

Kimberly Kupstas 

Peter LaCamera 

Michael LaFerriere 

Tammy LaMotte 

John Langdon 


Jeff Lashway 
Andrew Lech 
Charles LeClerc 

Brian Lefort 
Lisa Lempart 
Tina Lewenczuk 

Kristen Lewis 
Cheryl Ligarski 
Roland Lucier 

Elizabeth Luczek 
Tawnee Luff 
Tammy Macaulay 



hind the scene 

How many pens and pencils 
get lost during the school 
year? I mean, I came to 
school September 9th, or whenever 
the sadistic school board decided to 
end my blissful summer vacation, 
and I found myself in my first senior 
year class, yes, the very first class of 
my last year in high school, without a 
pen or a pencil, or anything else that 
would make a useful mark on paper. 
But I wasn't concerned, for I was 
sure that the devious floor would 
soon produce one for me. Sure 
enough, by the end of class, I had a 
nice black accountant's point pen. 
Somehow I lost it before my next 
class, but then who does math with a 
black pen? I didn't worry, because a 
pencil was sure to turn up sooner or 
later. How many of those homeless 
pencils and pens fall victim to the 

janitor's mop? 

On the subject of a janitor's mop, I 
wonder what happens to the nice 
shiny floors that the janitors work so 
hard to wax up over long vacations. 
How much of that floor never gets 
used? And, all those swinging doors 
in the hallways — the architect put 
them there so the fire department 
would be happy, but I don't remem- 
ber too many fires at Minnechaug. 
Fire drills, sure. But fires? Maybe in 
the smoking area .... 

Walking into school one morning, 
I found myself as usual in front of my 
locker. Natural reflexes took over 
and I dialed the combination. The 
door burst open, allowing an ava- 
lanche of books and loose papers to 
bury me. It was just about this time 
that I asked myself how many times 
I would have to dial that combina- 

tion before I graduated. We never 
learned how to answer questions 
like that in math class. I tried another 
question: how many locker doors 
get slammed shut every day? And 
just think of all those combinations. 
We never learned how to deal with 
that one either. 

I quess it's profoundly inane things 
like that that make high school more 
exciting than it should be. Seriously, 
there's more to school than meets 
the eye. Someone has to look after 
all the little details we take for 
granted — lost pens, dusty floors, 
missing tiles, leaky roofs, jammed 
lockers, ripped pages, mangled 
homework, broken chairs, the whole 
deal. High school just wouldn't be 
the same without them. Eric Karplus 

Abigail MacNeish 

Tina Marie Mageau 

Michelle Mailhot 

Veronica Majewski 

Carl Makuch 

Shauneen Marsh 


Erin Martin 
Michael McCartney 
Kerry McDonald 

Kathleen McFeeter 
Susan McGrath 
Shana McLaughlin 

Gregory Meeropol 
Angela Melcher 
Christine Meunier 

Christine Mills 
John Misterka 
Janet Moody 


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Did you to** 

Did you know that . . . 
Greg Meeropol was Player 
of the Month in June 1986 for 
his efforts on the Track Team. He 
was a Western Mass champion and 
set three school records. 

Sarah Connell set school and divi- 
sion records in the 440 track. 

Jeffrey Dennis was on the varsity 
soccer team as a freshman. 

Bradley Haggerty received the 
Bausch and Lomb Science Award 

and the Brown Book Award. 

Sarah Scannapieco and Terri Smith 
were on the 1986 Peach Festival 
Queen's Court. 

Eric Karplus was a Century III 
Leadership contest finalist. 

Jeffrey Collins scored two touch 
downs for the Falcons in his last high 
school football game. 

Janet Moody is an extremely tal- 
ented pianist. 

Sean Pellegrini is hyperactive. 

Amy Hersman received the 
Wellesley Book Award. 

Richard Vitkus will graduate with 9 
varsity letters. 

Deborah Reich was a U Mass 
Chancellor's Talent nominee. 

John Isham received the Williams 
Book Award. 

Nancy Pickett received the Susan 
E. Jones Memorial Award. Kevin 
Gorman has salvaged more than one 
computer neophyte. 

Lisa Morace 

Joseph Moreau 

Chryslana Mosier 

Cheryl Motyl 

Kelli Motyka 

Keith Neelans 


Abbe Nelligan 
Lisa Nicoli 
Lesley Nietupski 

Cynthia Nowakowski 
Carolie Orquiola 
Linda Pabich 

Jodi Parrow 
Kelly Parker 
Cathy Paschetto 

Sean Pellegrini 
Lori Perkins 
Allison Pesce 


Pa.**"** 1 "" 

The morning sunshine kissed 
the newborn day with golden, 
virgin lips, creamy pure and 
gently unassuming. Slowly, the violet 
haze of dawn took captive the light- 
ening sky. The kingdom of the night 
fell without a struggle; the sun 
gradually rose to superiority and do- 
mination over the vastness of flaw- 
less azure. Below the watchful gaze 
of the sun, the verdure trembled 
with the quench of each droplet of 
baby dew. The trees arched their 
leafy limbs towards the sky as if beg- 

ging for a droplet of rain that they 
might drink; little mendicants with 
their hands outstretched. The hills 
bared their full, luscious bosoms to 
the naked eyes of the sky. The buzz 
of insects filled the heavy air. All was 
lusty and fresh — it was July. 

That is my escape! 

My pen serves as a vehicle by 
which I am able to travel into my 
dreams. I can create elegant lands 
full of magic and beauty, forests 
abundant with wildlife, couples rife 
with conflict, a street at midnight or 

a valley at the first glimpse of day. 
My writing allows me to express 
emotions freely. Through poetry 
and free verse, I am able to examine 
more closely the world around me 
and its many vicissitudes. Through 
the writing of short stories, I am able 
to escape the real world, and invent 
a new one. Often I create people 
who are in worse situations than I so 
I can look at my own life through 
their troubles and realize just how 
fortunate I really am. 

Matthew Phaneuf 

Lisa Phelps 

Roxanne Phipps 

Julia Piano 
Nancy Pickett 
James Pollard 


Thomas Popsun 
Heather Porter 
Daryle Powers 

Jocelyn Reardon 
Steven Provost 
Deborah Reich 

Glenn Richard 
Christy Richmond 
Andrea Rigney 

Lynn Rist 
Barry Rock 
Peter Rock 



Ta doxica\ ?*« 

When I am fully inspired, the 
story line falls into place 
and the jigsaw puzzle final- 
ly begins to take on an image; that is 
when my creativity is at its peak. I 
derive so much pleasure from writ- 
ing, and yet so much frustration from 
the endless crumpled balls of typing 
paper which land on my floor. 

Paradoxically, my writing serves as 
not only a key, but a deadbolt. I am 

asked to compose analytical essays in 
regard to historical events, elucidate 
my thoughts on George Washing- 
ton's administration, and my mind is 
a blank screen. The technicolor vi- 
sions of creativity elude me and I am 
left in a darkened moviehouse. I find 
myself laying down a complex web 
or polysyllabic words strung togeth- 
er by a tenuous thread. Often the 
thread breaks, and my papers lose all 

meaning, reduced to eight and a half 
by eleven voids filled with hollow 

My paradoxical pen provides not 
only a meaningful escape for me, but 
also hours of frustration. Clearly, in- 
spiration is the key to my escape. 
Without it, I am left hopelessly 
stranded behind a locked door. Nan- 
cy Pickett 

Christopher Rohan 

Sandra Romeo 

Michelle Rosati 

Judith Ross 

Toby Rubner 

Catherine Ryan 


Michelle Rys 
Laurie Sajdak 
Jill Marie Sands 

Michele Santos 
Michael Sares 
Ani Sarhadian 

Maria Sattler 
Sarah Scannapieco 
John Schelb III 

Jennifer Schmuck 
Janet Schneider 
Nathan Servidio 


John Shay 

Robert Shields 

Laura Shine 

John Sibilia 

Lynn Siddell 

William Sitnik 

David Skala 

Matthew Slayton 

Jennifer Smith 

Pierre Smith 

Theresa Smith 

Calli Solaroli 


Eileen Souza 
Gary Spillane 
Paul Squeglia 

Olivier Stauffer 
Sandra Steng 
Lauren Stevenson 

Michael Stratton 
David Streeter 
Gerald Sullivan 

Karen Sullivan 
Kathleen Sullivan 
Kevin Szymanski 


Leon Totten 

Nora Trebbe 

Robin Trombly 

Christine Turcotte 

Jane Urlage 

Michael Vigneault 

Richard Vitkus 

Paul Waterhouse 

Pam Watson 

John Weagraff 

Karen Weldon 

Christe Wennburg 


Brian White 
Clayton Whiting 
Jeffrey Whyte 

Dawn Wogatske 
David Young 
Melissa Young 

Todd Zebert 

Senior Christine Turcotte pauses 
while she is doing research for an 
English paper. 

Seniors not pictured: Kristen Balmer; Pasquale Boutin; Brady Everett; Sean Christie; Craig Goldrick; Richard Kilpatrick; Timothy Liberty; 
Basile; Joseph Beausoleil; Kerstin Berd; Thorn- Deblois; John DeForest; David Delnegro; Mi- John Miller; Christine Misisco; Jeanne Mor- 
as Berta; Alison Bishop; Alisa Bongiorni; Kirk chael Farquharson; Ross Gardner; Michael iarty; Michael Rogers; and Rachel Taylor 


Rebecca Agnew 
Regina Alberici 
Kathleen Allbee 
Lisa Allyn 
Paul Arce 

Ann Marie Arnold 
Istvan Ats 
Bruce Baron 
Jeffrey Bates 
Christine Belanger 

Rachel Belcastro 
David Beleski 
Michelle Benham 
Amy Bentley 
Marc Bessette 

Renee Boissonnault 
Mark Borsari 
Lisa Briotta 
Joyce Brooks 
Suzanne Buchholz 


There comes a time in every- 
one's high school career 
when, despite, the constantly 
growing pressure, one large stress 
point disappears. The first day of el- 
venth grade . . . the day we become 
official upperclassmen! We now 
have the right to cringe our faces 
when the word "freshmen" is care- 
lessly mentioned. It took us two 
years to learn the acceptable rules of 
the school, but we made it! We now 

have the option of discussing college 
dreams to impress a friend's parents 
and the freedom to set foot in the 
infamous "student parking lot." It's a 
time when the burden of the title 
"underclassmen" can be shoved out 
of our lives forever, or at least until 

Much added responsibility comes 
with the social upgrading. We must 
never allow a freshman to go 
through the year without receiving 

some type of misguidance, and we 
must make sure that they sit in all the 
unwanted, out-of-the way tables in 
cafteria 2 and 3, unless, of course, 
they make the smart decision to re- 
locate in cafeteria 1! And, of course, 
there's the ever-growing stress of in- 
venting a senior prank that will al- 
ways be remembered. Becoming an 
"upperclassman" is one of the most 
prestigious moments attributed to a 
Minnechaug student. 


Cori Burnett 

Neil Butterworth 

Allan Campbell 

Brian Campbell 

Kevin Campbell 

Brian Carver 

Brett Cavanaugh 

Karen Cerasa 

Glenn Chabot 

Julie Christensen 

David Clark 

Michael Clarke 

Corey Collette 

Tracy Collette 

Kevin Connery 

Michael Cooney 

Ronald Corriveau 

Cassandra Coaughlin 

Michael Courtney 

Elizabeth Crawford 

Scott Crimmins 

Frank Crivelli 

Theresa Crocker 

Erin Cullen 

Susan Cunningham 

Kevin Dahm 

Jennifer Dalton 

Thomas Daniele 

Brian Daniels 

Jennifer David 

Allison Decker 

Renaee DeGray 

Barbara Delnegro 

Gina DelVecchio 

Christie Demosthenous 

Jaina Desimone 

Tehan Desrosier 

Connie DeVries 

Lisa Dickinson 

Frank DiNoia 


Denise Dollar 
Patricia Donaldson 
James Douthwright 
Kevin Downey 
Katharine Draper 

Renee Dube 
Michael Dubour 
Douglas Ducharme 
Stuart Dudley 
Glenn Duquette 

Denis Duran 
Victoria Eady 
Susanne Emerle 
Michelle Erickson 
Manuel Esteves 

Jonathan Everett 
Meghan Farrell 
Brian Fitzgerald 
Paul Fitzgerald 
Tim Fitzgerald 

Emily Flanagan 
Neil Flynn 
Jamie Frederick 
Kim Fridlington 
Joseph Fusco 

Melissa Garafolo 
Traci Garceau 
Jennifer Garstka 
Sharie Gaudette 
Gregory Geldart 

Garry Germain 
Bradford Giles 
Scott Goodreau 
Patrick Greaney 
Kerry Griffin 

Dena Grundstrom 
Patricia Guarrera 
Wesley Gwatkin 
Edward Habermehl 
Stephan Habiger 



To the high school freshman or 
shophomore, choosing a college (let 
alone a career) seems only to be a 
part of the distant future. But, sud- 
denly junior year arrives, and you re- 
alize that every grade counts, and 
each mark you receive is recorded; 
to be reviewed by admissions per- 
sonnel over and over again when 
you begin applying for college. The 
audience at athletic events no longer 
consists of spectators, but possible 
scouts from the college to which you 
would die to gain admission. Peer 
references and teacher recommen- 
dations are going to come from the 

people you are associating with dai- 


The adjustment from sophomore 
to junior year seems a normal part of 
the high school progression until 
you experience its challenges and 
demands. The transition from grade 
ten to eleven is a surprise with re- 
gard to the level of academic pres- 
sure. Many times the student is not 
prepared for this adjustment, and a 
decrease in academic achievement 
results in pressure and sometimes 
panic. Usually, most students accept 
these new responsibilities and chal- 
lenges to the best of their ability. For 

a few students though, junior year is 
the period when a heavier work load 
and demanding courses cause the 
student to give up altogether. 

The high school junior must meet 
their new academic pressure head 
on, and concentrate on obtaining 
the best grades possible. They must 
realize that whether or not they are 
prepared for it, their actions from 
here on out will have either a posi- 
tive or negative effect on people 
choosing them for college, or em- 
ployees in business who might hire 
them for a job. 

Eric Hagopian 

Thomas Halgas 

Eva Haraty 

Denise Harris 

Wendy Hick 

Kimberly Hickey 

Suzanne Hilt 

Timothy Hopkins 

Kathryn Horacek 

Ronney Howard 

Scott Jacobs 

Valerie Jacobs 

Richard Johnson 

Russell Johnson 

Ronald Jordan 

Richard Jordon 
Jennifer Joyce 

Kim Kaczmarski 
Susan Kibbe 
Steven King 


Mario Kober 
Michelle Kowalski 
Amy Kruger 
Lauren Krzesik 
James Kubinski 

John LaPlante 
Jeffrey Lash 
Douglas LeClair 
Jonathan Leonard 
Susan Letendre 

Sherri Libiszewski 
Andrea Lopez 
Jeffrey Lowry 
Santiago Machin 
Kathleen Madden 

James Mandolini 
David Manning 
Michelle Manning 
Daniel Manseau 
Sherri Marini 


Junior year can prove to be the 
most memorable time of a teen- 
ager's life. It is a time when you no 
longer need to beg your mom to 
drive you to the Mall because you 
spend the time begging her to let 
you drive. PSAT and SAT exams be- 
gin your thoughts about college and 
which direction your future will 
take. The career center offers more 
information than we can even un- 
derstand to aid us in our intense 

preparation for college. The semi- 
formal and other school functions 
that before were only things to do 
now hold a special meaning in each 
of our hearts. Only one more year to 
go, so we begin to understand the 
importance of taking part in activi- 
ties that we will probably never get 
to see again after graduation. 

Many juniors enter this third year 
of high school holding their first job, 
which makes the year a much 

"richer" experience. Speaking of 
money, in a last attempt to avoid a 
cheap prom, we all join forces and 
take part in the magazine drive, a 
fund raiser that will always remain in 
our hearts. Junior year . . . the time 
when the thirst to graduate and en- 
ter college life begins to wane and 
we realize how important these 
"best years of our lives" really are! 


Allison Maselli 

Christine McDonald 

Ainsley McGill 

James McKeon 

Molly McLaughlin 

Douglas McLean 
James McMahon 
Siobhan McNeill 
Matthew Meade 
Christina Mellen 

Kimberly Mendrala 

Stephanie Meunier 

Kimberly Mileskie 

Krista Moore 

Anthony Morace 

Michelle Morgan 

Deana Nadeau 

Sheilee Nadolski 

Scott Nance 

Mark Neff 

John Nelson 

Jennifer Newsome 

Todd Norcross 

Patricia O'Neil 

Kellie Paluck 

Pamela Pappas 
Chris Parisan 
Scott Parker 

Jennifer Pesce 
Julie Phaneuf 

Andrea Pietryka 

Cynthia Piwonski 

Kelli Porter 

Shari Potter 

Kelly Powers 

Thomas Presz 

Sharon Putnam 

Craig Putriment 

Jason Queen 

Scott Richard 


James Roberts 
Jeffrey Robinson 
Luke Robinson 
Catherine Roncone 
Karen Rose 

Meredith Rothschild 
Robert Rouleau 
Demetrius Rovithis 
Kevin Roy 
Kim Sager 

Aram Sarhadian 
Shelly Scherlie 
Kevin Schipano 
Dawn Schneider 
David Shea 

Jennifer Shea 
Kelli Sheehan 
Julie Sheperd 
Amy Sherman 
Bryan Siddell 

Suzanne Singiser 
Lisa Sloat 

Christopher Smith 
Philip Smith 
Pamela Solzak 

Kurt Soukup 

Eric Stahlberg 

Candace Starr 

Scott Stawas 

Mary Beth Stephenson 

Ken Sternberg 
Mark Sternberg 
Katherine Sullivan 
David Sutter 
Barbara Szczebak 

Tracie Tarr 
Ginger Taylor 
Tracy Teece 
Tim Thayer 
Heather Thomas 


John Tierney 

Greg Tiraboschi 

Kimberly Toman 

Sara Totten 

Hitesh Trivedi 

Brian Truesdale 

Patricia Turnberg 

Andrea Tyminski 

Jennifer Urlage 

Amy Valentine 

Dina Warner 

Kimberly Whitehill 

Catharine Whitfield 

Candace Wilcox 

Heather Wilkinson 

John Wilson 

William Withington 

Richard Wyman 

Marty Yovens 

Christopher Zepke 


Parents burden us with pressure 
during our entire years of edu- 
cation, but when letters from 
prospective colleges start piling up 
in our mailboxes, the real trials be- 
gin. They want us to attend the top 
schools (the best for their children, 
right?), but when we choose Dart- 
mouth, they push Yale. What about 
the famous line, "How do you ex- 
pect us to put you through school at 
that cost? So you get a job. Then, it is 
"How do you expect to get into Har- 
vard when you don't even have time 
to do your homework?" 

Let's face it, it's a no win situation. 
Stress is one of those things parents 

assume that kids don't get enough of 
at school, so they decide to pitch in. 
College is the life most high school 
kids dream of; it's just the pre-col- 
lege life that is the nightmare! 

Juniors not pictured: William 
Adamczyk; Kimberly Atcheson; 
Jason Bachelder; Dena Bamber; Bill 
Baughn; Charles Blaser; Mark Boc- 
chino; Peter Brayton; Tracy Brehart; 
Carrie Campbell; Christine Cavros; 
Michael Childs; Raffael Cirillo; Jer- 
emia Clarkson; Robert Connell; 
James Corwin; Michael Craig; Susan 
Fawthrop; Jeffrey Felix; David Good- 
rich; Heather Greene; Bobbie Jo 
Grochmal; Danette Habiger; Robert 

Hanson; Tracy Helin; Jonathan Jones; 
Todd Keeler; Jessica Kibbe; Shawn 
Lee; Todd Leger; Tracy Magill; Allen 
Makuch; Jennifer Manegre; Joseph 
Marini; Daniel Mastroianni; Darien 
McDonald; Kristen Metzger; Sean 
Moriarty; James Nebel; Shawn 
O'Connor; Todd Pedace; David Pel- 
legrini; Kevin Phillips; Nicole Reta; 
Cynthia Roj; William Roseboro; Mi- 
chelle Ross; Diane Santos; Marcie 
Schmuck; Kenneth Sirois; Jean Stro- 
shine; Matthew Valiquette; Ronald 
Venne; George Ward; Stephen 
Welch; James Woodard; Michael 
Wuerthele; Wendy Zebert. 


A Spirited Class 

The Class of '89 is one of the 
most spirited classes Minne- 
chaug has seen in a while. 
Gina Alberici, President of the Class 
of '88 states, "they're a unit." They 
won the Battle of the Classes dance 
as freshmen and again as sopho- 

Class Officers and Representa- 
tives meet monthly, and have es- 
tablished short and long-term 
goals. As freshmen, the class held 

several bake sales, held a profitable 
raffle for a VCR, and sponsored a 
welcoming dance for the Class of 
1990. During the summer months 
they continued to meet, making 
plans for involvement with the 
Peach Festival. President Tom 
Mango, Vice President Linda Her- 
bert, Secretary Lynn Maloney and 
Treasurer Allison Mullett worked 
together to send thank-you notes 
to those who had participated in 

fund-raising activities. 

Sophomore year has been full 
with sales of pom poms, more bake 
sales and class ring sales. A spring 
dance is planned at which rings will 
be distributed. 

As Gina Alberici observed, "The 
Class of '89 arrived with spirit, and 
before they leave, they'll have left 
the spirit." 

Christine Agnew 
Jose Alves 
Mark Andrews 
Phillip Asarese 
Stephen Axiotis 

Dawn Barnes 
Richard Batts 
Liz Belden 
Cynthis Beleski 
Keri Belliveau 

Robert Belliveau 
Chris Bennett 
Jeffrey Bennett 
Wendy Bennett 
Heather Benting 

Jason Bergeron 
Sharon Bernardo 
Darrin Bilik 
Gina Blanchard 
Kevin Blomstrom 

Mia Bongiorni 
Kim Boucher 
Lara Brady 
Jay Branson 
Terri Buckley 


Class of '89 Student Government mem- 
bers met to choose a ring company on 
Sunday, November 2 at the home of 
Allison Mullett. From left to right: Jef- 
frey O'Shaughnessy, Lynn Maloney, 
Todd Dickinson, Tom Mango, Allison 
Mullett, Jeffrey Dernavich, Darrin Bilik, 
and Steven Fiedler. 

Dennis Burke 
Timothy Burke 
Jacquelin Bushway 
Thomas Callahan 
Jeremy Cameron 

Joshua Campbell 
Robert Campbell 
Rodrick Campbell 
Kim Carling 
Brian Carr 

Kerry Cesan 
Kari Chamberlain 
John Chambers 
Richard Chase 
Karen Chechette 

Kurt Chenaille 
Eric Christensen 
John Christie 
Rony Chung 
Reid Clark 

Dirk Clarke 
Adam Cochran 
Shaun Cole 
Kateri Collins 
Monica Cook 


Ann Counos 
Danielle Couture 
Lynn Crafts 
Carlos Crespo 
Barrie Crocker 

Peter Danio 
Steven Dann 
Yeshiva Davis 
Jennifer Dearden 
Derek Debarge 

Katherine Dennis 
Paula Denue 
Jeffrey Dernavich 
Todd Dickinson 
Brian Dieterle 

Robert Dionne 
Kimberly Diotalevi 
Craig Donnet 
Amy Donovan 
Bonny Dowd 

Mark Dowd 
Jennifer Doyle 
Kevin Drake 
Caitlin Dugan 
Kimberly Eaton 

Sharon Bernardo is slowly lowered down from 
the wires as some nervous friends look on in 
Project Adventure Class. 

Jason Price, Rob Williams Reid Clark (in cat 
suit), Linda Herbert, Jen Doyle, Kelly Thomas 
(in bunny suit), and Pam Mikaelian dress up in 
costumes at the opening of Mall stores. 


Laura Edery 
Laurie Ellis 
Rebecca Emerle 
Robert Estrada 
Artis Falls 

Kristina Farrah 
Carmen Farrow 
Steven Fiedler 
Susan Fiore 
Rebecca Fitt 

Amy Fitzgerald 
Shannon Foley 
Bradley Fringer 
Chrissy Froehlich 
Denis Gagnon 

John Galarneau 
Sheila Gallagher 
Michael Gentile 
Jessica Gianantoni 
Todd Gibbs 

Chris Goebel 
Jason Goodrich 
John Goodrich 
Fredrick Gore 
Sean Gould 


Well, I wouldn't call it an ulti- 
mate experience," says one 
sophomore, "but it was 
fun!" What is it? Ask any junior and 
they'll tell you, it's Project Adven- 
ture, a program designed by gym 
teachers to teach sophomores how 
to trust their peers, to function as a 
group, and (most dreaded of all), to 
conquer a fear of heights. 

The program ends with the 
"dreaded three:" the log walk, the 

two wire walk, and the pamper pole 
— each located some 30 feet off the 
ground. For some, project adven- 
ture is a nerve-racking experience. 
One says, "When I got up on the 
wire, my legs were shaking so bad, I 
thought I was going to fall off!" An- 
other says, "the log was an awful ex- 
perience, the pegs were so far apart, 
I thought I'd never make it." 

For others, it wasn't so bad. "It was 
kind of scary at first, but it got ea- 

sier!" stated one sophomore. This 
seems to be the feeling of most. It 
seems easy at first, but once you're 
out there, staring up at those things, 
faced with the ultimatum, then it 
doesn't seem so easy anymore. But, 
so far, there have been no casualties. 
As one student stated, "It was a good 
experience, but I'd never do it 



Along with all the other pains 
of being a sophomore is be- 
ing too young to get a job! 
Being too young to get a job means 
NO MONEY! This often leads to 
desperate measures — babysitting, 
washing cars, cleaning your house, 
or, if worse comes to worst, bor- 
rowing money from your brothers 
or sisters at outrageous interest 
rates. What else is there to do? 

One sophomore was driven to 
extremes: "I needed money badly 
and was forced to be my sister's 
servant for a week for only $5.00!" 
Some sophomores, feeling produc- 
tive, apply for jobs hoping age 
won't matter, but it does. Employ- 
ers can't seem to get by your age. 
Fifteen seems so much younger 
than sixteen. And no job exper- 
ience doesn't help either. 

Some sophomores do get 
"lucky." Over the summer, Mike 
Tarantino worked in a greenhouse 
which reached over 100 degrees 
during several weeks. Some man- 
age to get jobs in less severe envi- 
ronments, but for the rest of us, 
we're stuck in the middle — lack- 
ing money and a job. 

Amy Greene 
Penny Griswold 
Gretchen Hall 
Susan Hanrahan 
Matthew Haseltine 

Conrad Heede 
Linda Herbert 
Kim Hertz 
Jason Hiersche 
Lee Higginbottom 

John Howell 
Wendy Hunter 
Susie Huszar 
Bryan Ingerson 
William Jackson 

Mary Beth Jacobs 
Michael Jarvis 
Ellen Jensen 
Cindy Johnson 
Michelle Johnson 

Robert Joyal 
Erica Kanzinger 
Amy Kasten 
Timothy Kealy 
Eric Keeler 


Kristen Mastroianni shows her sopho- 
more spirit during this year's pep rally. 

Tammy Keeton 
Jennifer Kennedy 
Michelle Kennedy 
William Klepfer 
Jeremy Knapczyk 

Brett Knowles 
Karianne Kraus 
Karin Krawiec 
Troy LaDue 
Jennifer Landberg 

Andrew LaPierre 
Kevin Lashway 
Kathleen Lefebvre 
Gregory Lefebvre 
Kellie Leone 

Wai Fong Leung 
Gina Luvera 
Jeffrey Luttrell 
Craig Makuch 
Lynn Maloney 

Tom Mango 

Marcello Mariani 
Christine Martin 
Shannon Martin 


Kristen Mastroianni 
Todd Matthews 
Kerry McAleer 
Kelly McDonald 
Rebecca McFeeter 

Tara Mcgahan 
Paul McGarr 
Eric McGranahan 
Becky Mclsaac 
Brian McKeon 

Roger McMinn 
Christopher Meisner 
Cheri Methe 
Kara Metzger 
Pamela Mikaelian 

Corinn Miller 
Dawn Minnon 
Frank Miodowski 
Derek Moran 
Melissa Moreno 

Chris Morissette 
Rebecca Morton 
Marq Mosier 
Kenneth Motyl 
Timothy Muir 

Jennifer Patterson and Luci Rodamilans try to 
make their way through the crowd at the pep 

Enjoying themselves are Chrissy Froehlich, 
Kirsten Root, Shelly Kennedy, Marq Mosier, 
Jessica Gianantoni, Brian McKeon, Becky 
Mclsaac, Mia Robinson, Denise Vermette, Su- 
san Hanrahan Becky Morton, and Christy Tal- 


Allison Mullen 
Chrissy Munroe 
Trey Orr 

Jeff O'Shaughnessy 
Shitel Patel 

Jennifer Patterson 
Cianna Pedace 
Tajzha Perry 
Kristen Phillips 
Michael Pietryka 

Stacy Pinckney 
Kathleen Podosek 
Carol Popsun 
Jason Price 
Daniel Putnam 

Susan Raffaele 
John Raschi 
Laurie Ratte 
Anju Reejhsinghani 
Sonya Rhie 

Stacy Richmond 
Jennifer Riek 
Mia Robinson 
Luci Rodamilans 
Enrico Romeo 


We've all said it, we've all 
heard it: "Can you give me 
a ride home?" That infa- 
mous sentence that stirs many feel- 
ings like missing those few minutes 
of Dynasty, going out of your way, 
Mom's anger at the surprise detour 
or your guilt about having to bum a 

ride off your friends. 

But what can we do? We're too 
old to want to stay home with mom 
and dad, but not old enough to 
drive. Well, the only alternative 
seems to be mom and dad. But 
sometimes you and your parents 
don't see eye to eye on these things, 

they want to go out or they are going 
out and want to drive you early. Two 
hours earlier doesn't work. Hours 
and hours, and no solution. So, we're 
stuck waiting until sixteen and a half 
which seems like forever. Until then 
we have to bum rides and annoy our 
parents and feel guilty. 


Kirsten Root 
Brian Rosati 
Martha Rosati 
Rebecca Ross 
Carrie Ryan 

Kristen Rys 
Wendy Sanderson 
Dennis Santos 
Jason Sares 
Scott Sasanecki 

William Scarlett 
John Schafer 
Michael Schmidt 
Nathan Scott 
Mark Sheehan 

Greg Sherman 
Edward Simonoff 
Amy Smith 
Kim Smith 
MacGregor Smith 

Richard Smith 
Renee South 
Peter Spellios 
Matthew Stachelek 
Richard Steng 

Susan Stevenson 
Amy Stone 
Scott Stratton 
Mark Streeter 
Shawn Sullivan 

Amy Sutcliffe 
Mark Szymanski 
Amy Takorian 
Christy Talbot 
Michael Tarantino 


Christopher Tarr 
Philip Tenerowicz 
Diana Thif fault 
Kelli Thomas 
James Thompson 

William Thompson 
Kevin Trombly 
John Tucker 
Debbie Tupek 
Paula Turcotte 

Lisa Urzedowski 
Chris Valiquette 
Barbara Vecchio 
Denise Vermette 
Kirsten Vinson 

Michael Waite 
Wendy Walker 
Brian Wall 
Mark Warga 
Jennifer Weldon 

Douglas Wentworth 
James Wilk 
Mark Wing 
Laurie Wyzik 
Katherine Yamer 

Jeff Zahr 
Mark Zajac 
Chris Zeo 
Michael Zhe 

Sophomores not pictured: Alan Bissonette, 
Marcus Bevan, Chris Albano, Lynn Dudley, 
Yong Cho, Daphne Childs, Christine Carlotto, 
Rob Williams, Dawn Welch, Jeff Weiner, Holly 
Hupfer, Jeff Jones, Matt Smith, Jodi Sowa, 

Steve Scott, Linda Granaudo, Katherine Gon- 
yea, Cheryl Gietek, Sean Gardner, Robert 
Oyler, Tina Rubner, George Poulopoulos, 
Robert Moriz, Chris Meade, Kevin Mathieu. 



Keiser, Shiela Moriarty, 
and Holly Nompleggi. 
Mrs. Marilyn Ats volun- 
teered to serve as class ad- 

The class immediately 
began preparing fund- 
raisers. They held a raffle 
n January and February 
which gave tickets to a 
Genesis Concert as first 
prize. Class members and 

adviser busily set about 
selling raffle tickets, even 
spending one Saturday at 
Eastfield Mall seeking sup- 
port for the Class. A 
Freshman-Eighth grade 
dance is planned for the 
spring as well as involve- 
ment in the JCL State 

Julie Crafts 
Stephanie Crivelli 
Rebecca Crocker 
Beth Cusson 
Amy Davidson 
Lisa Deblois 
James DeForest 

David Desimone 
Day Devine 
Jennifer Dickinson 
Joseph Dillon 
Frank Dolan 
Karen Domey 
Susan Dowd 

Michelle Duby 
Sylvie Durand 
Melissa Eisold 
Eric Ellison 
Susan Fiedler 
Eric Fletcher 
Francis Flynn 

John Fonte 
Bree Forcier 
Joseph Frade 
Scott Fugere 
David Garabedian 
Jodi Garceau 
Matthew Geboskie 

Michelle Gentile 
Doria Genza 
Stacey George 
Frank Gerhard 
David Gibb 
Lori Gil 
Beth Gillen 



Kimberly Goodreau 

Raymond Gore 

Khristopher Gregoire 

Daniel Grondalski 

Mark Haggerty 

Ty Hamer 

Keith Hannan 

Jill Hanson 

Danielle Harris 

Andrew Hersman 

Erik Hess 

Tina Hill 

Kathy Hoffman 

Ryan Huszar 

Mark Isham 

Jonathan Jablonski 

Heath Jackson 

Alton Jones 

Michelle Jones 

Amy Jose 

Jennifer Jose 

Lisa Kennedy 

Scott Kertenis 

Chris Kibbe 

Steven Kibbe 

Kenneth Kilduff 

Ericka Kostka 

Matthew Kullberg 

Christopher Kuselias 

Robert Labadorf 

Mary LaPierre 

Jennifer Lavoie 

Jennifer Lech 

Mynde Leone 

Denise Lesniak 

Freshman Matthew Kullberg smiles as he ar- 
rives in the cafeteria to have the first cafeteria 
lunch of his high school career. 

Freshman Abby Keiser enjoys gym class in 
which she is able to practice and perfect her 


Wai Min Leung 
Anna Lewenczuk 
Michael Ligarski 
Michael Lynch 
Kathleen Lynch 
Tiffany Lyons 
Catherine Maenzo 

Lisa Manning 
Marianne Manseau 
Robert Manzi 
Dennis Martial 
Torrie Martineau 
Anthony Mascaro 
Dawn Mather 

Serge McCray 
Keitha McDonald 
Keith McFarland 
Donna McGrath 
Shelly McGrath 
Brent McKinnon 
Jeffrey McNamara 

Chad Meisner 
Robert Melcher 
Robert Mellen 
Jeffrey Mendrala 
Jennifer Mendrala 
Suzanne Messier 
Eric Methe 

Kevin Miller 
Thomas Moore 
Carl Morgan 
Carla Morgan 
Sheila Moriarty 
Christopher Morris 
Julie Motyl 


Well, up to lunch 
my first day had 
been going all 
right. After lunch every- 
one was rushing to get to 
their F-Block classes. As I 
was walking toward my 
locker, I could not re- 
member my exact combi- 
nation. I mean, I knew the 
numbers but I couldn't 

remember the order they 
went in. 31-7-9 . . . no, 9- 
31-7 . . . no. . . . My pon- 
dering of these three 
numbers went on in my 
head for about five min- 
utes until I decided I'd 
better get down to the 
principal's office to get 
my combination. Well, at 
least I thought I could get 

my combination from 
someone down there. 
The lady who was sup- 
posed to give it to me was 
at lunch and I waited for 
forty-five minutes — and 
missed my class! 

Talk about great begin- 
nings — well, my first day 
in high school was defi- 
nitely not one of them! 


Sarah Muir 

Randall Myers 

Michael Nadolski 

Julie Niederfringer 

Holly Nompleggi 

Gregory O'Connor 

Nancy Orquiola 

Kimberly Oyler 

Diana Pabich 

Laura Palazzesi 

Holly Palmer 

Rachel Paternosto 

Ann Pellegrini 

Cynthia Perusse 

Donny Putnam 

Brandy Renn 

Amy Rice 

Chad Roberts 

Kimberly Roberts 

James Robinson 

Hilary Romboletti 

Richard Ross 

Tia Rovithis 

Robert Roy 

Richard Royer 

Thomas Ruscio 

Anthony Rys 

Carolee Salerno 

Jennifer Sanders 

Michael Sargent 

Stephen Scannapieco 

Todd Schneider 

Earl Schofield 

Lawrence Shay 

Michael Smith 

Noel Smith 

Cynthia Soja 

Karen Soltoski 

Ronda Somerville 

Dwayne South 

Mark Spillane 

William Squeglia 

Freshmen not pictured: Sherri Agen, Joseph 
Condon, James Connell, Brendon Daly, Tania 
Davenport, Brian Hass, Kevin Houle, Abby 
Keiser, Judith Lussier, Troy Norcross, Jeremy 
Ober, Antonio Paquette, Chris Polimeni, 
Molly Rihm, Robert Roseboro, James Wil- 
liams, and Thomas Witkop. 

Freshmen Christine Clark, Judy Lussier, Re- 
becca Triggs, Abby Keiser, and Heath Jackson 
enjoy a laugh together while preparing to 
purchase their lunch. 


Freshmen Jason Bruno and Jeffrey McNamara are totally 
engrossed in the October Pep Rally. 

David Garabedian, Freshman, puts his all into soccer ball 


Mr. John Przybylowicz chats with 

parents Dr. and Mrs. William Belcas- Mathematics teacher Mr. Victor 

tro during fall open house. In back- Granaudo keeps his attention on 

ground is daughter Rachel Belcas- the board as he works out the solu- 

tro, a junior. tion to a problem. 

Donna Alberici O'Connor: PSAT/SAT, English 1 

kristine Alquist: Reading Skills, Developmental Reading, PSAT/SAT 

Janice Angelo: LPVEC 

Marilyn Ats: History of Civilization, Latin 1, 2, 3 




Daniel Balser 

: Power Mechanics 1,2; 




Id Bamf 

ord: Algebra 12, Pre-Algebra, 




n Barrett: Physical Education 

David Barry: Intro to Social Sciences, U.S. History, Promises of America 

Theresa Barton: Geometry, Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2, Pre-Algebra, 

Algebra 11 

Shirley Bates: Psychologist 

Charles Beeler: Music Theory, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Band 


David Bennett: Physical Education, Drivers' Ed 

Linda Bennett: LPVEC 

David Bernstein: Rhetoric of Film, Literature and Film, Writing Lab, 

English 2 

Judith Borsari: Guidance Counselor 

Mary Lou Brewer: U.S. History, Honors; Senior Seminar, Honors; New 

England Life 

Cynthia Brown: Guidance Secretary 

Richard Brown: Chemistry, Honors; Chemistry 

Patricia Cascio: Physical Education 


We asked 

math teacher 

Victor Granaudo 

When a teacher is raised in a 
different country and ends 
up teaching in America, 
you cannot help but wonder why. 
Mr. Granaudo is such a teacher. 
Raised in Naples, Italy, he quit school 
at the age of eleven to work on a 
farm. In 1958, he came to America 
and attended Technical High School 

in Springfield. Then he went on to 
specialize in mathematics in college. 
While installing natural gas lines in 
Wilbraham, Mr. Granaudo fell in 
love with the town and looked into 
its school system. Because he liked 
what he saw, he applied for a job 
teaching mathematics here at Min- 

Math is a subject that Mr. Gran- 
audo always found challenging, in- 
teresting and logical. He says, "Get- 
ting a correct solution to a difficult 
problem is a most gratifying exper- 

Stephen Castonguay: Psychology, Introduction to Social Science, West- 
ern World History 
Janice Cormier: Therapeutic P.E. 

loAnn DalMolin: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 11, 12, Honors 2; Geometry 
Christine Danker: Special Education Aide 

Diane Danthony: English 1, S. Fiction, Writing Lab 

Jay Deely: Typing 1, Personal Typing, Business Mathematics, Accounting 

Johanna Desautelle: Library Secretary 

Paul Deslauriers: Special Education Teacher 

James DeWolf: Technical Drawing 1,2,3,4; Industrial Arts, Graphic Arts 
Patricia Donovan: LPVEC 

Carol Doss: Child Study, Advanced Clothing, Child Growth and Devel- 
Ray Drury: Concert Choir, Chorus, Madrigals, Music History 


Sally Eaton: Assistant Computer Director 

James Etter: Modern World History, U.S. History, Promises of America, 

History of Civilization 

Margaret Fey: Spanish 2, Spanish 4, Spanish 5 

Susan Fitts: Trigonometry, Algebra 11, Math 10, Geometry L 2, Algebra 1 

Joanne Fournier: Guidance Secretary 

Peter Gartner: Special Education Director 

James Girotti: Physical Education 

Patricia Gordon: Earth Science, General Science, I.E. Science 


Victor Granaudo: Math Analysis, Honors; Algebra 12, Algebra 2 
Felice Gross: Art 1, Art 2; Combined Crafts 

loan Guziec: Personal Typing, Word Processing, Office Procedures, Ac- 
counting, Typing 1 
J.Brian Halloran: Superintendent of Schools 

Daniel Hanscom: U.S. History, News/Views, U.S. and the World 
James Haynes: Metal 1, 2; Industrial Arts; Construction 
Dianne Heiney: Idealism/Realism, English 2, Writing Lab 
Donna Hick: Tutor 

Ronald Hofmann: English 1, English 4, Writing Lab, Contemporary Prob- 

Russell Holt: Consumer Math, Calculus, Algebra 1, Geometry 
Diane Jerserski: Stenography 1, 2; Accounting, Typing 1,2 
Marios Kacoyannakis: Guidance Counselor 

Carol Keller: Secretary to the Assistant Principal 

Bruce Kenney: Physics, Honors; Physics 

Terri Kida: LPVEC 

Martin Kibbe: Electronics 1, 2, 3; Industrial Arts 

Matthew Kibbe: Wood 1, 2; Industrial Arts 
Janet King: Special Educator 
Robert Kirschling: Guidance Counselor 
Susan Kline: English 2, English 3 Honors 

Coach David Bennett and Smoke Physical Education and Driver Ed 

Signal Adviser James Matroni both teacher Martin Barrett patiently 

make good use of the "no school waits for a student driver to arrive 

day," called on Monday, January 26. for her driving lesson. 



Did you ever wonder if the 
teachers who stand in front of 
your class day after day have 
anything that interests them apart 
from the fabulous students of Min- 
nechaug? Sure they do! Just as we 
have hobbies outside of school, so 
do our teachers. Similarly, their hob- 
bies range from playing a sport to 
being with a son or daughter. For 
example, Mr. Victor Granaudo en- 
joys coaching and watching soccer 
while Mr. Alex Lagunowich enjoys 

camping, hiking, canoeing, trout 
fishing, and especially spending time 
with his son. Mr. David Bernstein 
enjoys being a Dad or "house hus- 
band" as well. Mr. Robert Silva likes 
to play racquetball, golf, and Softball, 
while Mrs. Sonya Vickers is a moun- 
tain climber, a camper, and a stained 
glass window maker. 

Mr. Hal Miller has an interest in 
swimming and football, while Mr. 
John Worthiey is a part-time blacks- 
mith. Mr. Karl Sternberg is a fanatical 

fisherman, while Mr. Bruce Kenney 
teaches physics at colleges such as 
S.T.C.C., as well as pumping iron in 
his private gym. Miss Margaret Fey 
enjoys working with her hands as she 
builds clocks in the woodshop after 

These are just a few of the inter- 
ests and hobbies of our large faculty, 
but it's nice to see that teachers are 
people too! 

William Michael Kober: Driver Ed, Athletic Director 

Laurie Kubic: Career Center Coordinator 

Linda Kotomski: Biology 

Gloria LaFlamme: Spanish 2, Spanish 3, French 2, French 3 

Alex Lagunowich: Biology, Honors; Biology 

Raffelena Latino: English 4, Honors; English 1; Idealism and Realism; 
Writing Lab 

Carol Ligarski: Computer Programming, Honors; Computer Program- 
ming; Computer Lab 
John Logan: Assistant Principal 

Robert McCarthy: French 1, French 2, French 3, French 4/5 
Patricia McDiarmid: Physical Education 

Henry Manegre: Industrial Arts, Power Mechanics, Tech Drawing 
James Matroni: Graphic Arts, Design and Layout "Smoke Signal" 

Byron Ray Musselman: Writing Lab, English 3, Survey of American Litera- 
ture, English 1 

Martha Nizioleck: Secretary to the Athletic Director 
Paula Noonan: LPVEC 
Patricia Osmond: Librarian 


Gary Petzold: Intermediate Biology, Earth Science 

Patricia Polchlopek: Physical Education 

Nancy Porter: Secretary to Assistant Principal 

Barbara Prackneck: English 1, English 2, Writing Lab, Survey of American 


George Proulx: Guidance Director 
John Przybylowicz: Spanish I, Spanish 2, Spanish 3 
Elizabeth Radwilowicz: Chemistry, Intermediate Chemistry 
Kathleen Riley: LPVEC 

Ruth Robert: Algebra 11, Algebra 12 
Joyce Sager: Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 4 
Sandra Sanders: Switchboard Operator/Receptionist 
Jeanne Sauve: Director of Computer Services 

Stephen Shark A/V Media Specialist 

Jeanne Schneider: Attendance Secretary 

Luella Searles: Bookkeeper 

Francis Sersanti: Survey of American Literature, English 1, Writing Lab 


Florence Sheehan: Special Educator 

Carol Sibilia: Secretary to the Principal 

Robert Silva: Algebra 1, Geometry, Math 10, B. Algebra 2, Algebra 

Barbara Sirois: Calculus, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry 

Mrs. Theresa Barton, 
a Classical High 
School graduate, 
attended Smith College. She 
and her husband lived in 
Cambridge while earning 
graduate degrees at Harvard 

This year she participated 
in the UMass Pre-college 
Pre-calculus Program, the 
objectives of which are to 
develop a detailed syllabus 
for a model pre-college pre- 

calculus course. Mrs. Barton 
taught sections of pre-calcu- 
lus at the University three 
days weekly in the late after- 
noon. Once each week she 
meet with other teachers in- 
volved in the program and 
University faculty to work on 
the syllabus. 

Mrs. Barton enjoys teach- 
ing and she loves math. She 
states, therefore, that 
"teaching math is the best 
job for me." 

Mr. Art Tipaldi of the English Department cooperates with Year- 
book volunteer photographer as she endeavors to take his picture 
for the faculty section. 


Mary Lou Sitnik: Food Tech 1,2, Purchasing 
Richard Spencer: Advanced Writing, English 1, Writing Lab 
Karl Sternberg: Intermediate Chemistry, Advanced Biology 
Jane Tencza: Secretary English Department 

Art Tipaldi: Survey American Literature, Speech and Communication; 
Writing Lab, Realism/Idealism 
). Michael Trebbe: Business Manager 

Gregory Trimmer: Types of Writing, English 2, Man and His Environ- 
ment, Writing Lab 
Patricia Troxyl: LPVEC 

Joseph Van West: Art 1, Art 3, Art 4 

Louis Verani: Accounting 2, Applied Economics, Business Law, Typing 1 
Sonya Vickers: Intermediate Biology, Biology, General Science 
Helen Walinski: Assistant Principal 

Heather Wendorf: LPVEC 

Andrew Whalen: Physical Education, First Aide, Vice Principal 

Constance White: Tutor 

Curtis Wing: General Science, Intermediate Earth Science, Honors Earth 


Jeanne Wolford: Nurse 

John Worthley; Math Analysis, Basic Algebra 2, Algebra 11, Math 10, 


Christine Wrona: Promises of America, U.S. History 

Ann-Marie Zanfanga: IIP Counselor 

Electronics teacher Martin Kibbe 
industriously works in preparation 
for a class. 

While junior Garry St. Germaine 
works, I. A. teacher Daniel Balser 
talks with senior Laura Kasten. 



The Lower Pioneer Valley Edu- 
cational Collaborative admin- 
isters classes for students with 
special needs in addition to provid- 
ing vocational training programs. 
These special classes are located in 
public schools throughout the seven 
towns that use these services. Min- 
nechaug High School hosts three 
LPVEC classes. The students range 
from those with severe handicap- 
ping conditions to some who work 
half days in the community and 
come to Minnechaug to complete 
their academic work. Our students 
graduate with diplomas from their 
hometowns, commemorating their 
individual achievements, but greatly 
benefit from the sense of integration 
and respect they have always en- 
joyed from Minnechaug Regional 
High School. 

Enjoying lunch in the small cafeteria are Rob- 
ert Belliveau, Bill Dubord, and Luis Goncalves. 

Enjoying lunch at the Mall are members of the 
Secondary Developmental 2 class: Adrienne 
Graham, Heather Wendorf, teacher, Len An- 
derson, Terri Kida and Patricia Parker, teach- 


Members of the Vocational Prep Class are, 

front row: Bill Dubord, Shawn Anderson, Luis 

Concalves, Joseph Dillon; back row: Kathy Le- 

Len Anderson enjoys a Christmas visit with Fevbre, Ed Simonoff, Coralie Donahue, Cathy 

school receptionist Mrs. Sandra Sanders. Paschetto, and Marty Yovens. 

Members of the Secondary Developmental II row are their teachers, Janice Angelo, Linda 
Class are: Fred Cooper, Colleen Wilson, Len Bennett, and Kathy Riley. 
Anderson and David Fontaine. In the back 




What's today, Tuesday? So, it's 
A, D. No, wait, A, C, D, B." 
Peaking over the crest of 
the ninety pound book array, we drag 
our weary feet into homeroom to 
dump the load. Of course, if the bell 
jolts us awake before one foot has en- 
tered the homeroom boundary line, 
we systematically spin around and head 
back toward the office to "sign-in." If 
we, perchance, make it, we silently ig- 
nore the announcements, except, of 
course, the cancelled classes. Finally, 
the obnoxious scream of the bell can 
be "heard" (What an understatement!), 
always just a little longer than necessary 
to torture the deaf-to-be students who 
happen to be napping near the loud 

When the real school day begins, we 
stroll into A-Block class, our faces sour 
with lingering sleep. We endure the 
everyday brutalities of pop quizzes, 
major exams that we pretended would 
go away if we ignored them hard 
enough, and, of course, being called on 
because the teacher knew we didn't 

have an answer. Finally, lunch time is 

Once inside the cafeteria, we are 
troubled by the decision of which of 
the nourishing delicacies to elect if we 
take a ride on the boardwalk. We must 
realize that it may take half the period 
before we actually see any food. The 
rule seems to be that the line starts 
where your friend closest to the front 
is. Unfortunately, most people have 
many friends. In what seems like sec- 
onds, the bell is again nagging us to get 
to G-Block on time. 

During the last ten minutes of school, 
all of the clocks break down and cause 
each minute to pass like hours. When 
the final three minutes approach, one 
student slams his notebook shut and, 
like a chain reaction, the rest follow. 
When each student is fully packed and 
eager to bale-out, the teacher gives the 
most important notes for tomorrow's 
surprise quiz. 

And then, the next morning, it be- 
gins again. Only, the darn blocks have 
changed again! 

Junior, Lisa Briotta concentrates on the day's schedule 
as she gathers her books. 


Why do you think 
school is important? 

"I think school is im- 
portant because it 
teaches kids how to 
interact with other 
people and in the 
process, they gather 
Christy Talbot, 

Academic Divider 

It's 7:35 and time to 


I'm in school both to 
learn and to make some- 
thing of myself. I feel a 
lot of academic pressure, 
mainly because it's impor- 
tant for me to do well so I 
can get into a good college 
and eventually get a good 
job. Since these things re- 
present the rest of my life, I 
have plenty of pressure. I'd 

hate to look back after I have 
retired and think I could 
have done better. I define 
learning as the accumulation 
of both knowledge and ex- 
perience which results from 
being alive. One would al- 
most have to live in a white 
room with no furniture to 
stop learning." James 
McKeon, Junior 

Could it be true — Minnechaug 

Senior Russell Anderson relaxes on 
his ride to school. 

"School is important because the only way to get a 
job is if you have an education, unless of course you 
want to serve McDLTs for the rest of your life." Ken- 
neth Sirois, Junior 

"School is important because you learn that the 
world doesn't revolve around you, but rather, you re- 
volve around the play." James Roberts, Junior 

"Every morn 


1 crawl 

into the shower!" 




"As soon 




clock buzzes, 1 hit 

the snooze 

button." Daniel Mastroianni, 



Sophomore Susan Huszar scans her 
locker for her missing homework 

Better get to homeroom before the 
7:35 bell! 


Just another 

Juniors Deana Nadeau, Darien Mc- 
Donald, and Julie Christensen do 
some early morning studying in the 

When asked how she 
keeps her attention 
on a boring class, 
sophomore Ellen Jensen 
stated, "I write notes, talk, 
and play with my gum." To 
the same question Ann 
Counos, a sophomore, re- 
plied, "I write notes to my 
friends and think about the 
weekend." Junior Kathy Sul- 
livan answered the question 
by saying, "I try to make a 
boring class seem interesting 
or I just daydream." "I don't. 
I bring a pillow or two!" 
joked sophomore Michael 
Schmidt. Valerie Jacobs, a ju- 
nior, replied, "I don't pay at- 
tention to a boring class; I 
drift off into space." Sopho- 
more Chris Valiquette's re- 
ply was, "To keep attention 
on an extremely boring class, 
I use my pencils and play the 

drums on my desk." 

Freshman Diana Pabich 
gives us a few tips on how to 
keep from falling asleep dur- 
ing a boring class. "Stare at 
the teacher; sometimes do- 
ing this is entertaining be- 
cause many teachers have 
funny habits, twitches, or ex- 
pressions that you can dis- 
cover. Don't sit still for more 
than two minutes. If you're 
bored and can't really con- 
centrate, the worst thing to 
do is to sit still. Sitting still for 
too long only makes you fall 
asleep. Rock, bounce, tap, 
etcetera; anything to keep 
yourself busy. Whistling also 
helps when trying to keep 
your attention on a boring 
class. Make some noise if 
you have to. Noise keeps 
you and others around you 
alert and ready to go." 


How would you classify yourself as a student? 
16% Over-achiever 
70% Average 
13% 1 don't do more than 1 have to. 


Senior Greg Meeropol takes a 
breather during Mr. David Bern- 
stein's English class. 

English teacher Mr. Art Tipaldi gives 
a lecture on rock music and censor- 

Senior Greg Babineau works dili- 
gently in his electronics class. 


Eye opening 

My funniest experience in 
a science class happened last 
year in honors biology. Mr. 
Carl Sternberg was telling us 
everything we needed to 
know about the function of 
the human heart. I can re- 
member thinking to pay ex- 
tra attention to this, as I 
didn't understand part of it. 
When my heard started 
spinning and my eyes saw 
blackness, I knew it was over 
for me. When I regained 
consciousness, I overhead 
Mr. Sternberg giving a lesson 
on fainting! "This situation 

corrects itself," he was say- 
ing in a matter-of-fact way. 
When I finally got the nerve 
to face everyone, sixty cur- 
ious eyes had me surround- 
ed. Some thought I had epi- 
lepsy, while others just as- 
sumed I had dropped my 
pen and landed on my face 
trying to pick it up. The 
wheelchair ride to the nurse, 
needless to say, was quite a 
trip. To this day, whenever I 
get that dizzy reeling, I take 
Mr. Sternberg's advice and 
my head goes between my 
legs. Kellie Paluck, Junior 

What was your funniest experience in a science class? 

"The whole time I was disecting the rat, I stuck my hands 
in its guts and my lab partner screamed." Amy Bentley, 

"David Sutter's turning the blender on without the top on 
it in Mr. Sternberg's honors biology class." Luke Robin- 
son, Junior 

"The funniest experience I ever had in science was when 
three other people and I bet Brian Frechette to eat some 
raw liver which we were using in an experiment. He ate a 
mouthful for only four bucks!" James McKeon, Junior 

"Greg Lefebvre sticking tweezers in a socket and watch- 
ing sparks fly everywhere. Afterwards, he shook while 
trying to give Mrs. Sonya Vickers an explanation." Jeff 
O'Shaughnessy, Sophomore 

Sophomore Chris Morissette works 
hard during his lab period for biol- 



Mr. Brian Dixon, Marketing Vice 
President for Friendly Ice Cream 
Corporation, visited Mr. Louis Ver- 
ani's economics class. He spoke on 
business tactics. 

Enjoying Mr. Victor Granaudo's E- 
Block Algebra 2 class are juniors Su- 
zanne Singiser, Jennifer Urlage and 
sophomore Matt Smith. 

Senior Carrie Benoit talks with Mr. 
Jay Deely, business teacher, outside 
his room. 



Sophomores Danielle Couture and 
Erica Kanzinger, students in Mrs. 
Felice Gross art class, work on their 

Senior P.E. leader Brian White helps 
sophomore class president Tom 
Mango during Mr. Martin Barrett's 
D-Block Project Adventure class. 

Students enjoy a 




ere at Minnechaug 
we as students have a 
number of classes 
from which to choose. Aside 
from the required courses 
such as English and math- 
ematics, there are other 
courses which give us a 
break from the everyday 
routine of reading, writing 
and arithmetic. These classes 
provide us the opportunity 
to express our feelings and 
ideas, to relax, have fun, and 
learn many skills which can 
be used in our everyday life. 
Business courses include 
typing, accounting, and eco- 
nomics; these courses help 
prepare the student for a ca- 
reer in the business world. 
The Art Department offers 
courses to students who are 
interested in art as a hobby 
as well as a career. The In- 
dustrial Technology Depart- 
ment students get a break 
from their routine courses, 
have a lot of fun, and devel- 

op skills which will serve as 
immediate job and life prep- 
aration. In courses such as 
Graphic Arts, Woodworking 
and Power Mechanics a stu- 
dent can learn how to layout 
a publication, build a stereo 
cabinet, and keep his or her 
car working properly. 

Although gym is required 
for all students, it offers 
many students a chance to 
release their energy and ten- 
sion. From freshmen pool to 
Project Adventure or Folk 
Dancing, students are con- 
stantly being challenged in 
their gym classes. 

The Music Department at 
Minnechaug offers a wide 
variety of courses which give 
students a chance to express 
themselves through the me- 
dium of music. Some of the 
courses offered are band, 
concert choir, chorus, mad- 
rigal singers and the wind 


Senior Julie Albano talks with her 
friends before class begins. 

Taking a break from studying, senior 
Abbie MacNeish scans the library. 


Exciting learning calls for 

Seniors Kevin Symanski, Matt Guer- 
tin, and Nancy Pickett work togeth- 
er on a paper for Miss Mary-Lou 
Brewer's Senior Seminar. 

Mr. James De Wolf helps out juniors 
Scott Richards and Chuck Blaser in 
their Industrial Arts class. 



hen asked to iden- 
tify the one thing 
they would change 
about school, students had 
no difficulty in quickly re- 
sponding. Senior Michael 
Alberici quipped, "optional 
Mondays for seniors." Soph- 
omore Siobhan McNeill sug- 
gested, "change the colors. 
I'd like to see blue!" Being 
able to put our feet on the 

tables in the library appealed 
to sophomore Scott Sasan- 
ecki. Senior Connie Bien- 
venue's response of "Open 
Campus" was paralleled by 
many students who pre- 
ferred free periods to study 

Sophomore Lisa Manning 
stated, "I'm sick of being ar- 
ranged by alphabetical or- 
der. Where I sit, what locker 

Do my best — there are always rewrites" was 
junior Kelli Sheehan's response when she was 
asked how she gets an essay written and typed in 
24 hours. Sophomore Christy Talbot replied, "I take 
the phone off the hook, turn of the television, and turn 
on the stereo." Junior Pam Pappas answered, "I start 
after I take a nap and work until I am done." Junior 
James McKeon responded, "the most important thing 
is to use a computer. Computers cut your time down 
considerably because the writing and the typing can be 
done in one stage." In disagreement to using comput- 
ers was Junior Valerie Jacobs who stated "it takes me a 
lot longer." 

Freshmen Holly Nompleggi responded, "first, of 
course, I panic. Then, after realizing that panicking and 
complaining won't do me any good, I get down to 
business. Usually getting something to eat and bringing 
it up to my room gets me started. From there on I just 
work until my paper is completed." 

I have, and what homeroom 
I'm in are all decided by 
where my name falls in the 
alphabet. This way if I have a 
friend whose last name be- 
gins with a letter which isn't 
near mine, I never get to sit 
near her. This problem 
could be easily changed, but 
I'm not going to change my 


Bob Oyler looks before he leaps 

Rachel Taylor becomes the first girl 
to climb the "pine tree" peak. 

Shannon Foley, Karen Chechette, 
Frank Dinoia, and Cindy Beleski give ^ 
encouragement from the top. 

Rick Chase carefully begins to rap- 
pel down the cliff. 


Kim Diotalevi and Kevin Lashway 

look on as Kurt Chenaille makes it Bryan Ingerson pulls himself up by 

to the top. mere fingertips. 

Cindy Beleski picks her way down 
the rock face. 

Kathy Podosek catches her breath 
between sections of the climb. 

Sean Gardner nears the top. 

Sean Could uses all his strength to 
perform a tricky move on the rock 

We came, we saw, 

Every year student of 
Ms. Diane Danthony 
participate in an expe- 
riential-learning rock climb- 
ing field trip to Provin 
Mountain in Agawam in 
which they must make a 
commitment to trusting in 
their fellow classmates and 


When asked the following 
question "I'm sure trips like 
this are fun and exciting, but 
what do they have to do with 
learning, which is the pur- 
pose of school," students re- 

"It's a learning experience 

because you're doing some- 
thing new that you've never 
done before, and it's excit- 
ing and a challenge. It gives 
you the strength to over- 
come your fear." 

"I feel this trip had a lot to 
do with learning. It didn't 
teach nouns or verbs, but it 

taught something more im- 
portant. It taught about team 
work and putting trust in 
your friends, which will 
probably be a lot more help- 
ful later in life." 



Miss Mary Lou Brew- 
er, a finalist for 1987 
Teacher of the Year Award, 
feels that the job of educa- 
tion is to teach students to 
think, to question, and to 
seek their own answers. Miss 
Brewer stated, "I have a tre- 
mendous respect for the 
student's mind, and I think 
that students can be respon- 
sible for their own educa- 
tion. I don't see myself as 
presenting all the facts the 
students have to know, but 
as giving them the opportu- 
nities to find the facts them- 

She feels that "history is 
made real by involving peo- 

ple in the events of the past 
or problems of the future." 
Students are exposed to a 
holistic approach. 

Miss Brewer's classes in- 
volve sharing and communi- 
cating. She feels that talking 
is very important "because 
in a democracy, we have al- 
ways encouraged people to 
stand up and speak for 
themselves. I have students 
stand in front of class so that 
they will be prepared to 
stand up in front of a town 
meeting. My students learn 
the confidence of expressing 
themselves in a non-threat- 
ening waya because they are 
not expressing what they 
think, but rather their char- 

acters, then I wean them 
away from the expression of 
set views to their own." 

Roaring Twenties Day, 
celebrated this year on No- 
vember 10th by Senior Semi- 
nar classes, is an example of 
the enthusiastic involvement 
students can bring to their 
studies. She stated that this 
year's celebration was "the 
bees knees" because every- 
one involved danced the 
Charleston and dressed in 
original twenties garb. Those 
involved, the sheiks, shebas, 
darbs, and drugstore cow- 
boys, danced their dogs off 
and then sped away in their 

Senior Heather Brown enjoys her- 
self while the class practices the 

Seniors Ani Sarhadian and Laura 
Giantris could be confused for 
original Charleston dancers. 


Senior Cindy Bennett, winner of F- 
Block costume contest, perfects her 
Charleston step. 

Overcome by the spirit of the 
Twenties, Miss Brewer gets into the 

Senior Keith Neelans dances the 
Charleston with his partner Abby 
MacNeish with obvious enjoyment. 


Setting a 

Most of us at Minne- 
chaug know Mr. 
Jerry Badger as the 
principal. I've had the privi- 
ledge of watching Mr. Bad- 
ger as the husband, father 
and friend. In school, he is a 
very professional man. He 
makes sure Minnechaug 
goes from day to day with- 
out a hitch. Got a problem? 
Mr. Badger will help you 
solve it. Whether it be as 
principal, scout master or 
friend, Mr. Badger shares his 
time, talent, resources, and 
most of all, himself. 

In the summer Mr. Badger 
led about twenty scouts on a 
canoe trip in Northern 
Maine. The hours that he 
put in before and after the 
trip to make it a success were 
innumerable. Everybody re- 
turned in good health, 
thanks to Mr. Badger. 

The canoe trip would not 
have been a success if it were 
not for one other person, 

Mrs. Badger. She is beside 
Mr. Badger in everything he 
does. She has been to count- 
less school functions and 
doesn't think twice about 
setting an extra place at the 
dinner table. 

Together, Mr. and Mrs. 
Badger make a remarkable 
team. They open their home 
to so many people and give 
of themselves without ques- 

Now that the Badger chil- 
dren, Lynn and Doug, are 
both away at college, Mr. 
and Mrs. Badger have a little 
more time to pursue their 
many and varied interests. 
Mrs. Badger is a wonderful 
artist and sells her handmade 
crafts. Mr. Badger enjoys 
photography, woodworking 
and flying. But, don't worry, 
Mr. Badger will always have 
time for us, the students of 
Minnechaug Regional High 
School. Dina Warner, Junior 


Mr. Badger finds his chair to be a comfortable place 
to take a nap with his dog Misty on his lap. 

Mr. Jerry Badger with his family: his son 
Doug, wife Joan, and his daughter Lynn. 

When celebrating his birthday at 
home with his family, Mr. Badger 
received a Cabbage Patch kid, Ellen 


Students' activities vary when 


What do you do after school? 

17% eat 

9% sleep 

16% talk on the phone 
16% watch television 

8% work 

18% do homework 
14% participate in sports 

When asked why she 
sophomore Ellen 
Jensen explained that she 
puts work off because 
"something better like so- 
cializing usually comes up." 
"Mainly because I can do 
nearly as good a job in a 
short period of time as in a 
long one, and besides, why 
not?" replied junior James 
McKeon. "I procrastinate 
because I'm lazy and do bet- 

ter if I'm rushed," said soph- 
omore Christy Talbot. Junior 
Valerie Jacobs answered, "I 
procrastinate because I'm 
not in the mood to do some- 
thing at a particular time, but 
I know I'll have to do it soon- 
er or later!" 

Junior Kerry Cesan had no 
difficulty in quickly coming 
up with a meaningful re- 
sponse. She stated, "I don't 
know why I procrastinate. 
Can I tell you tomorrow?" 

Junior Dina Warner reads under the 
shade of a tree while waiting for her 
bus to come. 

Freshman Earl Schofield uses the li- 
brary to do his homework after 

How long do your study 




22% less than one hour 


one to two hours 

26% three to four hours 


more than four hours 


I don't study at night 


Junior Valerie Jacobs packs up after 
a long day. 

Another long day has come to an 

After school, junior Patricia O'Neil 
prepares a computer program due 
the next day. 



What a game! Whether we were at 
home or away for competition, the 
Falcons were always ready. As the 
year flashed before us, we saw the football team 
in their green shirts and tight pants going for 
the end zone. Touchdown! We were there. 

We watched the soccer and field hockey 
teams go for the net, struggling for just one 
more goal. Whether they used the skill of their 
feet or the skill of their hands, they gave the 
best they had. We were there. 

The time came when the sound of skating 
blades touching the ice could be heard from 
outside an arena. Then we saw the checking 
and slashing of players into the boards. The 
hockey team was back and ready for action. We 
were there. 

With the slap of the puck came the pounding 
of the basketball on the gym floor, with the 

hopes of aiming high and reaching for those 
two points. The roar of the crowd could be 
heard echoing throughout the place. We were 

From the balance beam and diving board 
came the limber bodies of the gymnists as well 
as the strong arms of the swimmers and the 
strong legs of the skiiers. What a finish! We 
were there. 

As the flowers bloomed with the spring, so 
did the runners on the track team, always with 
sweat from sprinting and jogging. What condi- 
tioning! We were there. 

Remember the struggle for just one more 
stolen base in the softball and baseball games? 
What an arm! We were there. 

We were always a part of the Falcons, and 
whether player or spectator, what a catch! 


Across the Country on Foot 

Being in a cross country meet is 
very two-sided. Before a race I'm 
nervous and unenthusiastic to run in 
it. After we've started and when I'm 
finishing I feel great and I am happy 
and proud to be involved in the 
sport. The best part of a meet is rid- 

ing home on. the bus after we're 
through running, whether it was a 
win or loss, and eating apples, laugh- 
ing and talking. There is no other 
feeling in the world like finishing a 
race. It is exhilerating. Mary Beth Ja- 
cobs, sophomore 

Front Row: Brian White, Michael Garvey, Clay Whiting, William Agnew, Richard Vitkus, and 
Greg Meeropol; Second Row: Dennis Burke, Todd Gurney, Paul Fitzgerald, Mark Sternberg, 
Mark Sheehan, Eric Ellison, Frank Gerhard and Coach Martin Barrett. 

Senior Clay Whiting leaves his competitors in 
the dust. 






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Senior Sarah Connell smiles as she sees the 
finish line. 

The Girls' Cross Country team lines up for the 
long haul. 

Front Row: Co-captains Liz Demsey and Janet Moody; Sarah Connell captain; and Sherry 
Daniels; Second Row: Kristina Farrah, Becky Emerle, Kirsten Root, Coach Hal Miller, Jacqueline 
Bushway, Mary Beth Jacobs and Becky Agnew 

Freshman Frank Gerhard is determined to 



Freshman Shiela Moriarty gives Minnechaug 
possesion of the ball once again. 




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Front Row: Deborah Reich; Lisa Morace; Susan McGrath; captain Christa Meunier; Elizabeth 
Luczek; Laura Shine and Melissa Young. Second Row: Coach Lynn Couturier; manager Shelly 
McGrath; manager Susan Letendre; Susan Fiedler; Rebecca McFeeters; Stephanie Bennett; 
Marianne Marchesseault; Kirsten Vinson; Julie Christensen; Andrea Pietryka and goalie Lisa 
Dickinson. Missing is Sarah Scannapieco. 


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Junior Lisa Dickinson guards her cage. 

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Field Hockey, Catch the Fever 

The field is foreign and yet our 
girls are hopeful of a win. As we ap- 
proach the field we "check out" the 
West Springfield team to get an idea 
of how good they are. All of us look- 
ing, we stare at our opponents. Then 
everyone of us thinks to ourselves, 
"we can win this one." The spirits 
soar and the anticipation builds for 
the start of the game. 

Finally the game begins, the Fal- 
cons and the Terriers are well 
matched; there is no score for one 
quarter. At the beginning of the sec- 
ond quarter, Minnechaug shows its 
ability and takes control of the ball. 
Forwards, seniors Sarah Scanna- 
pieco, Lisa Morace, and Elizabeth 
Iuczek, bring the ball up the field 
with the help of senior Deborah 
Reich in display of sheer field hock- 
ey talent. Nothing can stop the Fal- 
cons. A goal is inevitable. In front of 
the cage is senior Christina Meunier 
waiting for a chance to "attack" the 
goalie and score. Her chance finally 
comes and the Falcons are able to 
pull ahead one by one. 

In the next few minutes, the Terri- 
ers fight back in a desperate attempt 
to even the score, but the expertise 

of our sweeper, senior Stephanie 
Bennett, goalie, junior Lisa Dickin- 
son and half back, senior Laura Shine 
stop the Terriers in their tracks. The 
Falcons regain control of the game. 
The forwards and links make their 
way to the Terriers' goal. Now the 
forwards wait inside the circle for an 
opportunity to score. Freshman Su- 
san Fiedler waits patiently and gets 
the opportunity. Amazingly she is 
able to score for a 2/0 score. The half 

The third quarter begins and again 
the Falcons dominate. Right away 
sophomore Rebecca McFeeters 
scores on an assist from her sister 
senior Kathi McFeeters. To top it all 
off, Christa Meunier scores again to 
make it 4/0. The Terriers fight hard, 
but the Falcons continue to domi- 
nate the game. The game ends with a 
score of 4/0. Next the teams cheer 
each other and the officials for a job 
well done. Then the teams "shake 
hands" to show good sportsmanship. 
The Falcons' faces show pride and 
the girls teem with happiness. As the 
Falcons walk back to the bus, an aura 
of team spirit travels with them. The 
Falcons leave their mark. 

Front Row: Tiffany Lyons; Kristen Albano, Jennifer Joyce; Gina Alberici; Siobhan McNeill; 
Rebecca Morton; and Deana Nadeau. Second Row: Bonny Dowd, Barbara Vecchio; Danielle 
Harris; Traci Garceau; Erica Kanzinger; Melissa Garafolo; Shiela Moriarty; Donna McGrath and 
Katherine Dennis. 


Senior Pamela Watson cares for her first injury 

of the season. 
In total control of the ball senior Heather 

Congo breaks away from the pack of Falcon Junior Connie DeVries wonders "Can I look 
and Central High players. now?" 

Front Row: Michelle Kowalski; Kateri Collins; Gianna Pedace; Andrea Rigney; Robin Trombly; 
Heather Congo; Pamela Watson; Lauri Cantalini; Wendy Hick; Linda Herbert; and Michelle 
Kennedy. Second Row: Kathy Madden; Marianne Manseau; Andrea Lopez; Ellen lensen; Karen 
Rose; Susan Buchholz; Tehan Desrosier; Ginger Taylor, Rachel Belcastro; Connie DeVries, Terry 
Crocker; and coach Jay Deely. 

Freshman Rebecca Triggs does a throw-in. 



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Blood, Sweat and Tears 

A fun season was shared by all 
on the Girls' Varsity and Ju- 
nior Varsity soccer teams. 
The varsity girls had a 5-11-1 record, 
led by coach Jay Deely. In spite of 
the many early injuries that plagued 
the team throughout the season, the 
girls played well together with de- 
termination and good spitit. Many 
believed the numerous injuries, in- 
cluding five of the starting players, 
hindered their team. Despite the 
loss of their injured teammates, sen- 
iors Andrea Rigney and Lauri Canta- 
lini with their special spunkiness 
kept the team's spirits up as they 
continued to score. Andrea, high 
scorer on the varsity team, received 
13 points with 12 goals and one assist 

tying with Lauri Cantalini who also 
had 13 points, but with six goals and 
seven assists. Both girls ranked top 
12 in Western Massachusetts. 

Coach Daniel Balser led the Junior 
Varsity team to a 6-8-2 record. Becky 
Mclsaac earned the team five shut- 
outs in a row against Chicopee, Chi- 
copee Comp, Westfield, Northamp- 
ton and Ludlow with four wins and 
one tie. High scorer Jessican Winn, 
with six goals and no assists, was a 
large factor in helping the team win. 

Both teams enjoyed the camara- 
derie and the superior coaching. The 
season was enjoyable and hopefully 
next year we will have just as much 
fun with better records. 

Front Row: Rebecca Triggs; Marq Mosier; Sue Stevenson; Linda Granaudo; Kimberly Roberts. 
Second Row: Brandy Renn and Jessica Winn. Abby Keiser; Kathleen Burke; Carrie Benoit; Becky 
Crocker. Third Row: Stephanie Crivelli; Deborah Courtney; Bree Forcier; Sue Raffaele; Becky 
Mclsaac; Jennifer Lavoie; Carla Morgan; Susan Withington; Monica Cook; and Coach Daniel 


Catch us! 



Led by senior co-captains Brian 
Halloran and Colin Bachelder, 
the 1986 Varsity Soccer Team 
has been the first from Minnechaug 
to make the tournament since 1981. 
With twelve seniors who have 
played together for the past two 
years, the team jelled this season. 
One spectator commented, "I never 
saw one outstanding player, instead 
they were outstanding as a team." 

The team went into the season 
with the goal of tournament. Unfor- 
tunately, they were stopped by Lud- 
low in the semi-finals. The turning 
point of the season was the West 
Springfield game even though the 
team lost by 5-4 because, according 
to Brian Halloran, "the line-up was 
changed. Rob Williams was posi- 
tioned and sweeper and Colin Ba- 
chelder at stopper. We didn't lose 
after that until Ludlow. 





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East Longmeadow 












With such a winning streak the 
boys went into the tournament feel- 
ing they could romp on any team. 
Each time they played at home, they 
won or tied. Ending the season with 
a 10-4-5 record, the Varsity Boys' 
Soccer Team showed that they were 
a force to be reckoned with. Home 
support for the team has increased 
tremendously this year with enthusi- 
astic crowds showing up for each 
game, even traveling to away games, 
holding banners to show their su- 
port. The team responded to this by 
ending undefeated on their own 

For the first time ever, according 
to Coach Andrew Whalen, (a "#1 in 
our hearts" coach), a soccer banquet 
was given by the parents to honor 
the team which finished "third in 
Western Massachusetts, second in 
the division, and #1 in our hearts." 

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Senior Bryan Siddell defends the goal. 


Senior Jeffrey Dennis fights to control the 

Senior Keith Burch takes the ball down the 

Junior Jason Batchelder intently goes for the Front Row: Michael Mc Cartney; Michael Vigneault; Colin Batchelder, co-captain; Brian Hal- 
ball, loran, co-captain; Carl Makuch; Keith Burch. Second Row: Jon Jones; Jason Price; Jeff Robinson; 

Robert Williams; Michael Courtney; Bryan Siddell. Third Row: Christopher Smith; Gary Spillane; 

John Shay; Mark Borsari; Eric Holland; Jason Batchelder; Jeffrey Dennis and Coach Andrew 



Sophomore Kevin Trombly intently controls 
the ball. 

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Front Row: Eric Keeler; Christopher Morissette; Brett Knowles; Jeffrey O'Shaughnessy; Greg 
Lefebvre; Jason Bergeron; Michael Tarantino; Mark Szymanski; David Sutter; Steven Kibbe; 
Kristopher Gregoire; John Isham; Michael Clarke. Second Row: Todd Dickinson; Enrico Romeo; 
William Thompson; Stephen Fiedler; Jeffrey Dernavich; Kevin Trombly; and Coach Art Tipaldi. 

Sophomore Jason Bergeron gives complete 
attention to the ball. 






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East Longmeadow 











Freshman goalie 
for game against 

David Garabedian warms up 

On the Move 

Team spirit characterized both the 
junior varsity and freshmen boys' 
soccer teams this season. The junior 
varsity team, which did not have a 
"great season" according to Coach 
Art Tipaldi, was able to, through 
hard work, become winners. Sopho- 
more Jeffrey O'Shaughnessy felt that 
the Holyoke game was the highlight 
of his season because he started as a 
wing and was able to score. The 
Achilles heel of the team was that 
there was no outstanding goal scorer 
and because of this the season re- 
cord was 5-10-1. 

The freshmen team, which, ac- 

"knew how to work the ball, had a 
strong line and was positioned right" 
ended with a 7-4-3 record. Mark 
Haggerty was the high scorer of the 
season for the team. The freshmen 
showed their determination and 
spunkiness in the game against Lud- 
low. In a torrential downpour, Lud- 
low had them 4-1 late in the game. 
With team determination they came 
back and scored two goals Coach 
Martin Kibbe, who felt that each and 
every game was fun, stated that 
Coaches Tipaldi and Whalen will 
have "solid soccer candidates for 
next year. 





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Chicopee Comp 
Chicopee Comp 







East Longmeadow 


East Longmeadow 


Sophomore Brett Knowles spunkily kicks off. 

Front Row: Jay Chase; Carl Morgan; Larry Shay; Stephen Scannapieco; David Belcher; Greg 
O'Connor; Troy Norcross; Jack Welch; Keith Hannan; Jason Walbridge. Second Row: Keith Mc 
Farland; John Belcastro; Mark Haggerty; Kevin Miller; David Garabedian; James Cowee; David 
Gibb; John Fonte; Rob Labadorf; Noel Smith; and Coach Martin Kibbe. 


Front Row: Heather Porter; Carolee Salerno; 
Kathie Albee; Allison Decker; Caroline Or- 
quiola;and Allison Mullett. Second Row: Kris- 
ten Mastroianni; Erin Martin; co-captain Katie 
Brown; co-captain Amy Hersman; Meredith 
Rothschild; Kelly Porter; and Coach Mitchell. 

Freshman Suzanne Messier cheers on the Fal- 
con Football team. 

The varsity cheerleaders put on a marvelous 
display at the pep rally. 


Freshman, Jennifer Bernardo flashes her 
friendly smile to the crowd. 

Spirited Movers! 

Cheerleading is a very tough and 
demanding sport. Cheerleaders 
practice long and hard to be the best 
that they can be. Body aches are a 
large part of being a cheerleader. 
The moves require strength, grace, 
and flexibility. Muscles ache after 
the repleted use, but it's all part of 
being a Falcon cheerleader. 

It must also be known that cheer- 
leaders cheer on the football team in 
the coldest weather. Their cold, 
bright red legs verify this claim. They 
are so dedicated that the weather 
makes no difference; hot or cold 

they are always cheering the Falcons 

Cheerleaders are warm, fun, and 
extremely dedicated. We must admit 
that they sometimes have to cheer 
on a losing team and that is not easy. 
Their intense dedication shows 
through. They always wear a smile 
no matter what the case, a loss or a 

Our Falcon cheerleaders deserve 
much admiration from all. They are a 
group of extremely devoted girls 
and we all should be proud of their 
achievements and spirited moves! 

Front Row: Carolee Salerno; Nancy Orquiola; 
captains Jennifer Bernardo and Nicole Brady; 
Molly Rihm; and Tara Wholley. Second Row: 
Karianne Krauss; Kim Diotalevi; Lisa Kennedy; 
Stacy Wilson; Suzanne Messier and Lori Gil. . 

Freshmen Lisa Kennedy, Stacy Wilson, Kar- 
ianne Krauss and Nancy Orquiola bring spirit 
to the crowd. 


Though it's been a rebuilding 
year, the Falcons have never 
given up. The Falcons ended 
the season with a three game win- 
ning streak following the turning 
point of their season which was the 
West Side game. The defense put in 
against Westfield was perfected to 
the point where the Falcons shut out 
West Springfield and shut down the 
League leading rusher, Jamie Shan- 
kle, allowing him only 68 yards. 

The West Side game, played in the 
rain on muddy turf, was the true 
turning point of the season in the 
team's mind and on the scoreboard. 
Only one week before, Minnechaug 
had been shut out by Westfield (24- 
0), then they returned to defeat 

West Side by the same score in four 
shut-out quarters, with scoring done 
by James Thompson who made the 
first touchdown in the first quarter, 
Jeffrey Collins, who barrelled 
through the line twice for twelve 
points, and Robert Daly, who picked 
up the ball after a punt, running into 
the end zone for six points. 

Wes Gwatkin, junior, injured in 
the Chicopee Comp game, looks 
forward to next season. Jim Thomp- 
son, sophomore, named Athlete of 
the Week in The Sunday Republican 
(November 30, 1986), has evolved as a 
good, all-around player. Ralph Cir- 
illo, moving to tight end, has punt 
and kicked well. 

Front Row: Istvan Ats, Neil Flynn, Todd Bennett, Michael Alberici, Jeffrey Collins, Jamie Fredricks, Scott 
Goudreau. Second Row: Roxanne Phipps, Manager; Nate Scott, David Henningsen, Shaun Moriarty, 
David Skala, Darrin Bilik, Thomas Halgas, Michael Jarvis, Chris Meisner, Allison Maselli, Manager. Third 
Row: James Mitchell, Richard Chase, John Tierney, Mark Dowd, William Scarlett, Jeffrey Luttrell, Derek 
Moran, Bryce Whiting, Amedio Golfieri. Fourth Row: Michael Cook, Robert Daly, Steven Jones, Ralph 
Cirillo, John Kertenis, Reid Clark, Stuart Dudley, Tom Mango. Fifth Row: Glenn Ducharme, John LaPlante, 
Manuel Bernardo, Roger McMinn, Michael Duval, Jeffrey Lash, Paul Squeglia, Demetrius Rovithis, Charles 
Christianson. Sixth Row: David Bennett, Todd Matthews, Artis Falls, Richard Smith, James Thompson, 
Gregory Bennett, William Squeglia,Wes Gwatkin, Trey Orr, Jason Sares, and Gerald Martin. 


Sophomore Jim Thompson takes the pitch 
from senior Todd Bennett and runs down the 
left end during the second quarter of the 
Longmeadow game. 

Senior Todd Bennett follows fellow senior 
Michael Duval on a quarterback keeper. 

Michael Alberici, senior; Ralph Cirillo, junior; Trey Orr, 
sophomore; Scott Goudreau, junior; and Shaun Mor- 
iarty, junior take the field in preparation for the playing 
of the National Anthem. 











South Hadley 








Chicopee Comp 





West Springfield 








The JV Football team is doing "the dance," a 
ritual done before and after each game. 

Sophomore Tom Mango takes the snap from 
sophomore Darrin Bilik. 









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West Springfield 






Sophomore Michael Jarvis dives for a first 


Sophomore Artis Falls carrying the ball follows 
a Chris Meisner block against South Hadley. 

Hard Players 

TThe junior varsity turn around 
game against Chicopee Com- 
prehensive High School took 
place on a rainy, cold and damp 
afternoon. The bus trip was long. 
We'd just come off a loss to Cathe- 
dral and we knew that if we'd won, 
we'd go 500, but Comp was a good 
team with some varsity players. We 
went in rather weak, but as the 
coaches later said, "we played hard 
and hit hard." There also was a lot of 
support from the sidelines. 

Sophomore Michael Jarvis contri- 
buted to the 13-6 win with an inter- 

ception on defense; he also ran hard 
up the middle. Sophomores Chris 
Meisner and Artis Falls ran with au- 
thority to the outside. Tom Mango, 
sophomore, controlled the team as 
quarterback on the line. Sophomore 
Darrin Bilik and juniors Neil Flynn, 
Stuart Dudley, Istvan Ats, and Deme- 
trius Rovithis controlled the trench- 
es, giving the back running room. 
Roger McMinn and Mark Dowd, 
sophomores, caught important 
passes from Mango. The defense 
played exceptionally well, stopping 
Comp on many occasions. 

The JV Defense awaits the opponent: Juniors John LaPlante, Neil Flynn, Tom Halgas; and 
«• sophomores Rick Smith, Jeff Luttrell, William Scarlett, Trey Orr, and Todd Matthews. 


Second Effort 

In the second period the other 
team was up by a touchdown. 
Our heads down, all chances of 
winning seemed gone. 

The whistle blew and half time was 
here. I hated half time when we 
were losing. Coaches Don Duff and 
Jim Mitchell always gave good lec- 
tures. Now they talked about the 
second effort needed to win a game 
like this. 

The second half began. The inten- 
sity was great. The opposing team 
had won the toss at the start so we 
would receive the ball. The signal 
was given for the kick-off. Whatever 
happened here would determine 
the rest of the half. The ball came 
right to me. I looked up and saw 
seven opposing shirts coming right 
for me. I ran as fast as I could. A few 
good blocks were made, and a clear 
view of the endzone was made. I ran, 
hoping no one would appear in the 
vision of my runway. Suddenly from 
behind a man missed his tackle, and I 

was hit from behind. 

Down to the 2:00 mark the score 
remained the same. We had one last 
chance to win. The play was called. 
The linemen ran to the ball. Signals 
were called and the play was under 
way. The ball was pitched back and 
was on its way to the endzone. Again 
the hole was there for the back to 
run through. 

Another block was missed, this 
time the ball was ten yards away from 
the endzone. Someone dove at the 
runner's feet. He tripped and stum- 
bled, but his second effort carried 
him to the endzone. The score was 

The extra point was needed for us 
to win the game. The ball was 
snapped, placed in position, then 
kicked. It went high and straight 
through the uprights. We had won 
the game, all because the whole 
team got out there and gave a great 
second effort! 

Chad Meisner 










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Bryce Whiting gets ready to take snap from Chris Kuselias. 


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Will Squeglia slips away from Longmeadow 

Bryce Whiting takes signals from the coach. 


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Front Row: Oliver Asmar, Mark Isham, Will Squeglia, Bryce Whiting, Jeffrey Mendrala, Brent 
McKinnon, Ty Hamer; Second Row: Coach Abe Schumach, Timothy Sullivan, Serge McCray, 
Randy Myers, Scott Mellon, Chris Kuselias, Thomas Moore, Chad Roberts, Alton Jones, Coach 
Jim Mitchell; Third Row: Coach Don Duff, Frank Flynn, Jay Jablonski, Chad Meisner, Chris 
Anzalone, Chris Baer, Joseph Frade, Mark Spillane. 

Chad Meisner takes a breather after a first half 


Sophomore Shawn Sullivan uses his arm 
strength to support himself during his floor 



There were only seven of us 
this year, eight including 
coach John DudeMeiser from 
Springfield College. We had a very 
competitive season with two wins 
and four losses. We recorded a sea- 
son high of 94.5 points against Dar- 
ien, beating the former Connecticut 
State Championship team by almost 
20 points. We took a Travel Time Bus 
from Minnechaug to West Spring- 
field where we stopped at Micky D's 
and picked up the West Side team. 
We got back on the bus and cranked 
the tunes all the way down to Darien 
Connecticut, a three hour ride. 

Boston's "Smokin"' hardly begins 
to describe Minnechaug's perfor- 
mance at the meet. Jon Galarneau 
kicked off our effort with his floor 
routine, followed by Ben Connell, 
Shawn Sullivan, and Michael Smith. 
Mark Branconnier wrapped up the 
event with an almost flawless rou- 
tine, scoring a personal best of 7.1. 
The pommel horse followed, with 
Phil Smith, Mike Smith (unrelated), 
and Ben Connell executing beautiful 

routines scoring high 4's and Eric 
Karplus making his first competitive 
effort in gymnastics. The third event 
was still rings with Mark, Mike, and 
Ben scoring points for Minnechaug. 
As usual, there was a fifteen minute 
break in the competition, which 
wasn't really a rest for us gymnasts — 
we had to warm up for the second 
half of the meet. Spying on the 
judges' score sheets, I discovered 
that we were 8 points ahead of Dar- 
ien and tied with West Side. We had 
a definite chance of beating West 
Side, but we couldn't afford to make 
any mistakes — we had to keep on 

The meet resumed with vaulting. 
Phil, Mark, Ben, Mike and Shawn 
came through with beautiful vaults, 
but Jon capped the effort with a 
stunning 7.9, putting Minnechaug 
ahead of West Side. While we were 
sure of beating Darien, we remained 
neck and neck with our Western 
Mass rival, West Side, and the meet 
could easily go either way with paral- 
lel bars and high bar to follow — two 

of West Side's strongest events. 
Mark, Phil, Mike, and Ben put in 
their best effort on the p-bars, all 
scoring solidly in the 4's, but West 
Side still barely pulled ahead. Our 
fate was sealed on the high bar de- 
spite Mike's consistently good 
showing with a score of 5.4 and good 
efforts by Ben, Jon, and Phil. Our 
two freshmen, Mike Smith and Ben 
Connell, earned impressive all- 
around scores of 32.1 and 28.4 re- 
spectively. We lost to West Side by 
less than two points, but crushed 
Darien by I9.6 points. 

On the three hour return trip to 
Wilbraham, we celebrated our victo- 
ry over Darien with West Side, even 
though they beat us, because we had 
also beaten them in a previous meet, 
and there were no hard feelings. We 
were a small team, and even though 
we couldn't always be better than 
West Side, we definitely knew how 
to have a good time. Eric Karplus, 


Junior Phil Smith practices his pommel horse 
dismounts before a meet. 

Senior Mark Branconnier uses all of his 
strength to hold a pike position. 

Front Row: Ben Connell, John Galarneau; Second Row: Coach John LaVallee; co-captain Mark 
Branconnier; Shawn Sullivan; Michael Smith; co-captain Phil Smith. Missing: Eric Karplus and 
Greg Babineau. 

Junior Phil Smith warms up on the parallel 
bars before a meet. 


Co-captain Tina Lewenczuk senior, mounts 
the balance beam. 







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Junior Lauren Krzesik works on her floor rou 

Junior Mario Kober performs for Minnechaug in a grueling meet against Amherst. 




On September 30, 1986, the 
MRHS Girls' Gymnastics 
team put a dual meet winning 
streak of 24 meets "on the line" 
against the West Springfield Terriers. 
Tina Lewenczuk's 7.95 on floor exer- 
cise was the Falcon's first counting 
score as the team edged Westside 
32.25 in the second event, side horse 
vaulting. Halftime: Falcons 64.50, 
Terriers 64.25. Balance beam fol- 
lowed next with a steady Falcon 
crew lead by first place finisher 
Cheri Methe's 8.35. Event total: Fal- 
cons: 30.00 to Terriers: 28.75. After 
three events Minnechaug 94.50, 
West Springfield 93.00. Some costly 
mistakes in the final event, the un- 
even parallel bars proved fatal as the 
Minnechaug lead began to dwindle. 
Minnechaug simply could not 
match the strong, swinging power of 
the Terriers. Cathy Roncone mount- 
ed the apparatus last and needed a 

7.5 to give the Falcons the win and to 
remain undefeated. A strong, veter- 
an performer, she gave Minnechaug 
an excellent effort and landed a 
steady and exciting layout flyaway 
dismount. The gym quieted down 
and awaited the judges' average 
score . . . 7.45. After a stunned mo- 
ment, everyone realized that the 
two teams had tied the meet — a 
gymnastic rarity! Both teams re- 
mained undefeated — congratulat- 
ed each other and commented 
"we'll see you at the end of the sea- 

With a team record of 8-3-1, the 
girls placed third in the P.V.I.A.C. 
championship. Individual honors 
went to Mario Kober for first team 
All Western Mass selection and to 
Tina Lewenczuk, Cathy Roncone 
and Cheri Methe for all Western 
Mass League selection. 

Co-Captain Tracy Bednarz, senior, signals the 
beginning of her routine. 

Assistant manager, Cheryl Palm, co-captain 
Tracy Bednarz; Patricia Donaldson; Kelly Mc- 
Donald; Amy Greene; Mario Kober; Cathy 

Roncone; co-captain Tina Lewenczuk; Kerry 
Griffin; Cheri Methe; Lauren Krzesik; coach 
Patricia McDiarmid. 


Freshman Rebecca Triggs skillfully does a back 

Freshman Darren Whyte enters the water 
with control. 

Front row: Meghan Farrell, Chris Agnew, Kim 
Fridlington, Kevin Szymanski, Craig Putri- 
ment, Thomas Popsun, Richard Vitkus. Sec- 
ond row: Amy Sullivan, Rebecca Agnew, Jen- 
nifer Lavoie, Laura White, Erica Kanzinger, 
Kelli Thomas. Third row: Penny Griswold, 
manager; Brandy Renn, Bree Forcier, Denis 


Duran, Joshua Campbell, Mark Szymanski, 
James DeForest, James Wilk, Michael Smith. 
Fourth row: Coach Tim Allen, Lou Jordan, 
Keith McFarland, Darren Whyte, Ann 
Counos, Kristen Phillips, Jennifer Joyce, and 
Brian White. 



Western Mass Swim Cham- 
pionships culminated an 
undefeated season (13-0) 
for the girls' swim team with a 218- 
200 victory over perennial rival 
Longmeadow. Ten girls qualified for 
19 events for a three day meet with 
nine girls swimming 17 events in the 

Our medley relay team of Kelli 
Thomas, Jennifer Joyce, Jennifer La- 
voie and Laura White won first place 
to set the tone for the meet. Ann 
Counos, with exciting finishes, took 
second in the 200 and 500 frees. 

Chris Agnew snaked out to take first 
place in the 200 I.M. Erica Kanzinger 
placed 6th in the 200 I.M. and won 
the consolation final in the 100 fly. 
Kim Fridlington won the 100 free 
and was 2nd in the 50 free by a fin- 
gernail. Freshman Laura White won 
the consolation in the 50 free and 
was 9th in the 100 free. Kelli Thomas 
won the backstroke consolation race 
and was 12th in the 200 I.M. Fresh- 
man sensation Jennifer Lavoie was 
3rd in the 100 fly and 8th in the 200 
The lead changed for the seventh 

Lead by co-captains Kevin 
Szymanski and Craig Pu- 
triment, Minnechaug 
qualified nine members of 
the boys team for the 
Western Mass Champion- 

time when Minnechaug swimmers 
Chris Agnew and Jennifer Joyce 
went 1 and 2 in the breast stroke. 
Rebecca Agnew placed 10th to 
round out the individual swims. 

The free relay of Erica Kanzinger, 
Ann Counos, Kim Fridlington, and 
Chris Agnew finished the meet in 
style with a pool-length 1st place fin- 
ish. The meet ended with Minne- 
chaug girls becoming the new West- 
ern Mass Champions, a feat last ac- 
complished in 1976. 

Celebrating success are Laura White, Jennifer 
Lavoie, Jennifer Joyce, Kelli Thomas, Ann 
Counos, Chris Agnew, Kim Fridlington, and 
Erica Kanzinger. 

From left to right, top to bottom: Day Devine, 
Laura White, Joshua Campbell; Meghan Far- 
rell, Rebecca Agnew, Mark Szymanski; Kim 
Boucher, Kevin Szymanski, and Denis Duran. 


Getting your first win always 
seems to be the toughest and 
tonight there would be no 
exceptions. We are, for one, on the 
road at South Hadley which is a 
tough gym to play in and, secondly, 
we are without our top scorer and 
rebounder Pierre Smith. Watching 
the J.V. team emerge in victory gave 
us a lot of confidence nevertheless. 

Finally it was tip-off time. South 
Hadley controlled the tip but coach 
James Girotti's special box and one 
defense held off South Hadley's top 
scorer for most of the first half. We 
got off to a great start, and at the end 
of the first quarter we were up by 
ten points. 

The second quarter was played 
equally as well, and at the end of the 
first half the score was 32 to 24, Min- 
nechaug leading. Jeffrey Dennis and 
Dennis Hackett succeeded in pulling 
down at least five rebounds apiece. 

A strong South Hadley effort cut 
the lead to four at the end of the 

third quarter, and they were in defi- 
nite striking distance. The fourth 
quarter saw South Hadley control 
the tempo of the game and force the 
game into a three-minute overtime. 
Neither team could take an advan- 
tage, and a second overtime was 
forced into play. South Hadley 
jumped out to a four-point lead, but 
two key steals, one by Greg Meero- 
pol and the other by James Kubinski, 
sparked the Falcons to a tie game. A 
key basket by Jeffrey Dennis forced 
South Hadley to take a time out to 
discuss their strategy with about a 
minute remaining. With Minne- 
chaug up by two points, South Had- 
ley went to their money shooter but 
he could not hit. Minnechaug, not 
looking to shoot with less than forty 
left, kept the ball in the guard's 
hands looking to beat the clock. 
With thirty seconds left, Michael 
McCartney was fouled and sent to 
the line. Mike buried both of the 
free throws, putting Minnechaug up 

by four. South Hadley scored a quick 
basket but still had to foul as they 
were down by two points. With sev- 
en seconds left, Greg Geldart was 
fouled and sent to the line. Looking 
to ice the game for Minnechaug, 
Greg sank both freethrows with tre- 
mendous pressure on him. South 
Hadley couldn't get another basket, 
and after two overtimes the final 
score was 66 to 62, Minnechaug 
emerging victorious. 

It was a great team effort as the 
guards scored a whopping 39 points 
combined. Greg Meeropol scored 
11, 16 from Greg Geldart and 12 
from Jim Kubinski. Jeff Dennis 
scored 15 points and controlled the 
boards as did Dennis Hackett and 
Tom Mango off the bench. Senior 
Mike McCartney scored 7 points, in- 
cluding some precise freethrow 


Jeff Dennis wins another tap. 

Gregory Celdart drives past a Putnam defend- 

Gregory Meeropol scores another basket for 















South Hadley 









E. Longmeadow 






West Side 






Chicopee Comp. 









West Side 






Chicopee Comp. 










Michael Pietryka sweeps down the sidelines. 

Boys J.V. Basketball team front row: Christo- 
pher Morissette, Kevin Trombly, Michael Pie- 
tryka, Robert Williams, Nathan Scott, and Mi- 
chael Jarvis. Back row: John Schaefer, Ray 
Musselman, coach; Darrin Bilik, Brett Cavan- 
augh, Jeffrey Dernavich, Mark Sheehan, Ste- 
phen Fiedler, and Philip Asarese. 















South Hadley 









E. Longmeadow 






W. Springfield 















W. Springfield 






Chicopee Comp 










Jason Bruno escapes a block from a Colt's de- 
fenseman to take a shot. 

Freshmen Boys' Basketball team, front row: David Belcher, Ty Hamer, Alton Jones, and Bryce 
Whiting. Second row: Oliver Asmar, Mark Haggerty, Chris Kuselias, Chad Meisner, and James 
Connell. Third row: Coach Russell Mooney, Serge McCray, Kevin Miller, Jason Bruno, Daniel 
Ashton, and managers Douglas Bunnell, and Matthew Kullberg. 

Beating a mediocre team at home 
is easy, right? But beating West 
Springfield again, in West Spring- 
field, is a whole new game, especially 
when they want revenge. The JV 
Boys' Basketball team embarrassed 
West Springfield at home, but didn't 
expect them to play up to an even 
battle in their second encounter. 

We entered West Springfield High 
with a confident feeling, although 
we had been plagued with injuries 
from the week before. Our starting 
line-up consisted of Michael Jarvis, 

Robert Williams, Darrin Bilik, Kevin 
Trombly, and Michael Pietryka. Mi- 
chael Pietryka was taking high-scor- 
ing Stephen Fiedler' place who had 
an injury. 

The score in the first quarter was 
closer than we expected. West 
Springfield was actually only losing 
by 2 points towards the end of the 
quarter. By hard work and coach Ray 
Musselman's guidance in the second 
quarter, we built our lead back up to 

The third quarter is often called 

Ithe, "make or break time", well, we 
broke. Our lead diminished to 4 
points. But with high scoring by 
Brett Cavanaugh and Michael Jarvis, 
and Darrin Bilik's defense, our lead 
grew up to 14 and kept on growing. 
With a decisive lead the bench 
cleaned up and finished the game as 
another Minnechaug blow-out over 
West Springfield. 

After the game we sat back, 
laughed about the game, and 
watched the varsity boys' team get 
another win on their record. 



The varsity team was lucky to 
gain a coach who led the team 
to the first winning season in 
ten years, the best record since 1975, 
and to a position in the tournament. 
Against some very challenging 
teams, the Falcons were able to con- 
quer rivals who had not been beaten 
in four years. The second game 
against Northampton, played with 
intense skill, was inspirational. Mi- 
chele Kowalski and Stephanie Ben- 
nett played key roles in bringing the 
ball up the court. Michelle Mailhot, 
Kathi McFeeters, and Connie DeV- 
ries aided the team with their re- 
bounds off both the offensive and 
defensive boards and their skillful 
offensive moves. Lynn Rist and Rox- 
anne Phipps offered their assistence 
from the bench. The Falcons also de- 

feated Amherst for the first time in 
over four years. The game was ac- 
cented with the exemplary playing 
of high scorer, Michelle Mailhot, 
who scored fifteen points; Connie 
DeVries; and Kathi McFeeters with 
eleven points. The girls' victory was a 
great way to begin the tournament. 
Also excelling was the JV team. 
With a 15-3 record, they had one of 
the best records around. All players 
contributed. Andrea Pietryka and 
her deadly elbows have been a head- 
ache to opposing teams. Ginger Tay- 
lor ("Smiley") kept the spirits alive 
with her uncontrollable enthusiasm. 
Becky Mclsaac showed her aggres- 
sive style. Coach Alanna MacDonald 
led the team. Other valuable players 
were: Jackie Bushway, Sue Fiedler, 
Linda Hebert, and Andrea Lopez. 

Front row: Michele Kowalski, senior co-captains Stephanie Bennett and Kathi McFeeters, Susan 
Carter, Lynn Rist 

Second row: Lisa Morace, Michelle Mailhot, Connie DeVries, Roxanne Phipps, Deborah Her- 
mance, Coach Bennett 









E. Longmeadow 





















W. Springfield 












E. Longmeadow 






Chicopee Comp. 










Coach Bennett talks to the girls during a time 

Junior Ginger Taylor fights for position under 
the defensive boards with an opponent from 
Central High. 

Senior Michelle Mailhot confidently passes 
over the heads of the opponents. 

First row: Marq Mosier, Susan Fiedler, junior co-captains Kellie Paluck and Andrea Pietryka, 
Linda Hebert, Andrea Lopez 

Second row: Coach MacDonald, Ginger Taylor, Amy Fitzgerald, Jackie Bushway, Sandy Cough- 
lin, Becky Mclsaac, sophomore managers Becky McFeeters and Kirsten Vinson 







E. Longmeadow 















W. Springfield 







E. Longmeadow 




Chicopee Comp. 







The varsity hockey team of 
1986-1987, under command 
of coach Martin Kibbe, 
trudged through a rebuilding season 
after last years fruitful trek to the 
Western Mass finals. The icemen of 
Minnechaug may not have been 
winning, but our dedicated, sup- 
portive fans continued to fill the 
stands of the Eastern States Colise- 

However, the season was not a to- 
tal loss; our trip to Holyoke's Fitzpa- 
trick Arena proved to be worth- 
while. Down by two goals going into 
the third period, the Falcons stuck 
tightly together and were deter- 
mined to pull this one out. That 
night, we grabbed a tie with two 
goals late in the game. This proved 
to be the single, most outstanding 

effort of the season. 

Despite the Falcons less than ade- 
quate win/loss record, the team 
showed pride and sportsmanship 
each time they stepped on the ice 
during the compact, sixteen game 
season. The Falcons will miss their 
graduating seniors consisting of cap- 
tain Jay Henriques, assistant captains 
Andy Brown and Brian Halloran, 
John Kertenis, George Abar and Jeff 
Christensen, but, on the other hand, 
will expect great play from upcom- 
ing stars such as center Skip Welch, 
right wing Kevin Roy and defense- 
men Shawn O'Connor, Craig Ma- 
kuch, and Tim Burke. The green and 
white will continue their battle for 
survival in the Berry Division for 
years to come with constant help 
from their J.V. program. 

Back row Coach Martin Kibbe, Gary Germain (C), Dan Mastroianni (RW), Tim Burke (LW), Chris 
Bennett (RD), George Abar (LD), Brian Halloran (LW), Shawn O'Connor (RD) Skip Welch (C), 
Dave Manning (RD), )ay Henriques (LD), John Kertenis (LW); Front row- Kevin Roy (RW), Brett 
Knowles (C), Andy Brown (G), Jeff Christensen (G), Craig Makuch (RD), and Mike Schmidt (RW). 

The Falcons effectively move the puck out of 
their zone. 


Senior Brian Halloran forechecks a 


Comp opponent. 




Cathedral 2 


Agawam 4 


Chicopee Comp. 4 
W. Springfield 4 
Westfieid 3 


Longmeadow 7 
Holyoke 2 
Central 11 


Chicopee Comp. 2 
Cathedral 4 


Agawam 3 
W. Springfield 2 
Westfieid 2 


Longmeadow 4 
Central 9 


Senior Brian Halloran keeps the puck in the 

Senior Goaltender Andy Brown makes another spectacular save while junior Skip Welch checks 
an opponent. 


James Cowee fakes out his opponent. 

Noel Smith waits for the pass. 






W. Springfield 2 


Cathedral 5 


Ludlow 6 


Amherst 2 


Westfield 1 


Agawam 10 


Longmeadow 2 


W. Springfield 1 


Agawam 3 


Longmeadow 1 


Ludlow 4 


Westfield 1 


Amherst 3 


Jeffrey Mandrala fires the puck. 



There is more to hockey than 
winning games. Long lasting 
friendships develop. The qua- 
lities of character, integrity and self 
discipline are nutured and devel- 
oped — qualities which will prepare 
individuals for any competition in 
life, including one's career. 

The last game of the season was 
probably the most exciting game 
played by the JV Hockey team. 
Played at Orr Rink in Amherst this 
game stood out because everybody 
on the team seemed to have a tre- 
mendous desire to win. Minnechaug 
was ahead, but Amherst moved to 

tie the game. The Falcons were de- 
termined not to leave Amherst as 
the losing team. Spunk and determi- 
nation were decisive factors in the 
tie. There was determination from all 
players on the ice; everybody tried, 
hence the tie was kept intact. 

This was Coach Matt Kibbe's first 
losing season in six starts. Because 
the team seemed to lack the com- 
petitive edge necessary to win 
games, they lost many games by a 
close margin. The team, however, 
was always competitive, showing 
promise for the future of the varsity 
ice hockey program. 

Front Row: Michael Gentile, Jeffrey Mandrala, Michael Nadolski, Matthew Valiquette, Anthony 
Rys, Noel Smith, Jeffrey Chiecko, Brian Rosati. Back Row: Managers Susie Huszar and Rebecca 
Ross; Ryan Huszar, Derek Moran, James Cowee, Scott Crimmins, Robert Hanson, Richard 
Smith, Brian Campbell, Steven Axiotis, Robert Roy, and Coach Matt Kibbe. 



The team began their season 
well, placing high enough to 
make them a serious contend- 
er for the league title. From early 
December Coach Jay Deely kept the 
team in shape with grinding hallway 
workouts, including windsprints and 

Initially strangers, the team 
evolved into a close knit group, be- 
ing supportive in times of failure and 
elated in times of victory. The team 
was helped (to a great extent) by sen- 
iors Bill Sitnick, and David Karlson in 
addition to our Finish import Johan 
Bergstrom, also a senior, John added 
a "new culture" to our American 
team, such as graphically illustrating 
what a "Burpois"is. Robert Connell, 
without a doubt the team comedian, 
enjoyed opportunities to venture 
into McDonalds with the team, of- 
ten emerging alone — that is, if he 
made the bus in the first place. 
Sophomores Jeremy Cameron, Wil- 
liam Thompson, Brad Fringer, Mark 

Andrews, and Greg Lefevre im- 
proved as the season went on. Fresh- 
man David Gibb showed great 
promise for future years. 

The Girls' team made great strides 
as well, and they were rewarded. 
Freshman Susan Withington, no mat- 
ter how poorly she felt about her run 
always turned in top times. Juniors 
Wendy Hick, Lauren Krezik, and 
Sheleen Nadowski always made the 
bus trips memorable. But remember 
for next year girls, we won't forget. 
Freshman Abby Keiser, Kathy Hoff- 
man, Kara Metzger, Sylvie Durand, 
Jennifer Mendrella, and Jennifer 
Reardon all showed great courage, 
many racing for their first time. Tiffa- 
ny Lyons, a freshman as well, sur- 
prised everyone with her impressive 
performances often placing her in 
the top ten. 

The teams did quite well this year, 
and are hoping for another enjoy- 
able, successful year in '88. 


William Sitnik and David Karlson check 

Front row: Susan Withington, Abby Keiser, Lauren Krzesik, Kathleen Hoffman. Second row: 
David Karlson, Jennifer Deardon, Tiffany Lyons, Jessica Giananatoni, Jennifer Mendrella, Brad 
Fringer, Kara Metzger, and Sylvie Durand. Third row: David Gibb, Will Thompson, Jeremy 
Cameron, Rob Connell, Johan Bergstrom; captains Will Withington and Mark Borsari, Gregory 
Lefevre, William Sitnik, Mark Andrews, and coach Jay Deely. 


Jessica Gianantoni cannot believe that she is 
actually doing this! 

Johan Bergstrom, our "Foreign Bombshell," is 
racing the clock. 

David Karlson expertly makes a turn. 




What an involvement! Was there ever a 
school like ours that had so much go- 
ing for so many different people with 
different interests? By getting involved in these 
activities, we showed our spirit and enthusiasm 
in school organizations. Some of the activities 
in which we became involved such as Student 
Hosts and Hostesses and Key Club allowed us 
to help out at school and in the community. 
Others allowed us to exercise our intellectual 
ability in math or debating, such as the juries at 
Western New England College which were 
staffed by members of Senior Seminar. 

The Falcon Yearbook, Smoke Signal, and Em- 

eralds staffs were dedicated to producing the 
school's major publications in the most con- 
temporary and informative manner possible, 
while organizations such as Student Govern- 
ment and National Honor Society set the stan- 
dards for the four classes to follow. 

Then there were the activities in which we all 
couldn't help getting involved because they 
were so much fun! These were the dances and 
pep rallies which everyone made sure to at- 

With all these activities, who could ever 
doubt our spirit? What an involvement! 

Sophomore Class President Thomas Mango 
and representative Kevin Trombly enthusi- 
astically endeavor to raise funds for their 
class as they sell programs for the Peach Fes- 


Why 'join Key Club? 

"Our work is fun and 
rewarding as well as 
profitable. Do you 
want to grasp the 
key to success? Join 
the Minnechaug Key 
Club." Meghan Far- 
rell, Junior 


Through Pep Rallies, Semi-Formal and scholarships 


Student Government's work, in- 
cluding the Semi-Formal, the fall 
Pep Rally, spring Teacher Appre- 
ciation Day, Senior Day, the giving of 
scholarships, and the sponsoring of a 
child from. Korea, never receives its 
proper recognition. Student Govern- 
ment deserves recognition for their 
commitment to the school community. 
It is they who set the tone for school 
related activities, working together as a 
group for the school, and then individ- 
ually with their classes. We can thank 
Student Government for the positive, 
enthusiastic, working spirit which pres- 
ently abounds at Minnechaug. 

Freshman Kathleen Hofmann and sophomore 
Linda Herbert work together to assure that 
streamers are well placed for Semi-Formal. 

Seniors Lauren Stevenson and Abbie MacNeish 
construct the Christmas tree for the Semi-Formal 

The October Pep Rally was a tremen- 
dous success. As junior Kellie Paluck 
states, "the spirit of the school is caught 
by the students and faculty alike." 

The December Semi-Formal was also 
successful. Students anticipated the 
night during the cold December days, 
shopping to find the "perfect dress" or 
making plans for dinner before the 
dance. Student Government members 
worked long and hard making plans for 
the dance, then decorating the day of 
the dance. 

Spring brought Teacher Apprecia- 
tion Day, a positive attempt on the part 
of the student body to say "thank you" 

to their teachers for both curricular 
and extracurricular involvement. This 
spring a new activity is planned, which, 
it is hoped, will become a tradition at 
Minnechaug. There will be an assembly 
held on the last day that the seniors are 
in class at which the seniors will hand 
over to the juniors a Gold Key, symbol- 
izing that the seniors are leaving the 
responsibilities of being seniors to the 
Class of '88. 

The Student Government has ex- 
tended its giving spirit this year beyond 
the confines of Minnechaug. In Octo- 
ber they sponsored a sixteen year old| 
boy from Korea, i 


Student Government Officers from left to right: Lynn Rist, Chair- 
man; Amy Hersman, Moderator; Lauren Stevenson, Treasurer; 
and Abbie MacNeish, Secretary. 


Student Government members, Front Row: Kristen Albano, Julie 
Niederfringer, Lisa Kennedy, Laura Gil, Kim Fridlington, Jennifer 
Joyce, Sheila Moriarty, Kelli Sullivan, Meghan Farrell, Erin Martin, 
Heather Porter, Abbie MacNeish, Lynn Rist. Second Row: Miss 
Helen Walinski, Adviser; Amy Hersman, Heather Brown, Nora 
Trebbe, Julie Piano, Darrin Bilik, Tom Mango, Stephen Fiedler, 
Jeffrey Dernavich, Karen Sullivan, Colin Bachelder. Third Row: 
Jeffrey Collins, George Abar, Bryce Whiting, Andrew Hersman, 
Molly Rihm, Rachel Belcastro, Janet Moody. Back Row: Holly 
Nompleggi, Nancy Orquiola, Abby Keiser, Suzanne Singiser, Traci 
Garceau, Brett Knowles, Jeff O'Shaughnessy, Allison Mullett, Lin- 
da Herbert, Michelle Kowalski. 

Sophomore class representative Jeff O'Shaugh- 
nessy climbs to greater heights as he helps deco- 
rate the gymnasium for the student government 
sponsored annual Semi-Formal Dance, held on 
December 13, I987. 


Though opposing in views Model Congress members discover that 



Model Congress? What's that?" 
Most people aren't even 
aware of the club let alone 
what we do in it. Put simply, Model 
Congress is a bunch of people getting 
together to argue about various con- 
troversial topics. Well, not exactly ar- 
gue, but close enough. The purpose of 
the club is to sharpen debating skills 
and then to use them to push a bill 
through the Model Congress at Ameri- 
can International College where over 
30 high schools come to debate. Pretty 
simple, huh? Too bad it isn't. 

Model Congress required constant 
devotion and work. It wasn't a do- 
nothing kind of club. To even make it 
past the first few weeks, every member 
had to submit a bill. The subjects varied 
from Pamela Pappas' bill removing the 
1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. driving restriction 
for minors to Pierre Smith's bill legaliz- 
ing prostitution. Eventually, some of 

the bills were passed, and from those, 
Eric Karplus' bill on establishing a na- 
tional curriculum to promote aware- 
ness of environmental and energy re- 
lated hazards (try saying that one three 
times fast) was chosen as our delega- 
tion's bill. About this time, our adviser, 
Miss Mary Lou Brewer, had to make a 
tough choice, who would go to A.I.C. 
and who wouldn't. Fortunately and un- 
fortunately, the club was large and full 
of excellent debators. Eventually four 
were made speaking delegates: Sarah 
Connell, Mark Gibeau, Eric Karplus, 
and Michael Clark. Eight more people 
were taken as non-speaking observers: 
Kerry McDonald (the head of the dele- 
gation), Abbie Nelligan, Jerry Sullivan, 
Bill Agnew,, Jim McMahon, Kristen 
Lewis, Pierre Smith, and Julie Guarnera. 
After a few agonizing weeks of get- 
ting the loopholes out of our bill and 
sharpening our debatating skills, we 

took off for A.I.C. where we first got 
our bill through committee and into 
the House of Representatives. By this 
time, Minnechaug had gained a reputa- 
tion as a team to watch (and watch out 
for, if we didn't like another team's 
bill!). After a strong performance by all 
the delegates, aided immeasurably by 
all the observers' suggestions and 
notes, our delegation not only got its 
bill passed, but we also won two honor- 
able mentions, and even the award for 
best delegate of all 136 present. More 
importantly, we had fun. Thanks to our 
incredible adviser Miss Brewer, that's 
what Model Congress is all about. To 
those of you thinking of joining Model 
Congress next year — do it, and make 
the 47th Model Congress proud, by 
Michael Clark, Best Delegate 47th Mo- 
del Congress 

Eric Karplus, senior, tries to explain the meaning 
of ergonomics. 

Front Row: Paula Turcotte, Karen Cerasa, Kerry McDonald, Abbigail Nelligan, Michael Clark, Kristen Lewis. Second Row: Laura Giantris, 
Christine Turcotte, Pamela Pappas, James McKeon, George Abar, Pierre Smith, Leon Totten, William Agnew, Eric Karplus, David Karison, 
Mark Gibeau. 



Sarah Connell, senior, asks still another question 
at A.I.C. 

47th Model Congress: Kristen Lewis, Christine 
Turcotte, Michael Clark, Kerry McDonald, Eric 
Karplus, Abbie Nelligan, Mark Gibeau, Miss Mary 
Lou Brewer, William Agnew, Julie Guarnera, 
Pierre Smith, Sarah Connell. 



Mark Gibeau, senior, patiently explains to the 
House of Representatives the delegation's views 
on euthanasia. 


Garbage In Garbage Out 

Please work. 
It better work this time! 


Calm before the storm. 


Computers make life easier. 

What is it? 

Any good buys on computers today? 


It better be there! 

What's the problem? 

Just a normal day! 

If I have to come in again, there will be 

no more passes! 

Finally finished! 

How is this done?? 

"A journey of a thousand miles ends in a 

single step — SYNTAX ERROR," Rich 


First place winners of the WNEC 1986 Winter Invitational 
Programming Contest are from left to right: John Isham, 
Kevin Gorman, and Eric Karplus, all seniors. 

From left to right top to bottom: Kevin Dahm, 
junior; Jill Kelleway, senior; Computer Room 
M-8; Sean Christie, senior; Michael Wuerth- 
ele, junior; Eric Karplus, senior; Kevin Szy- 

manski, senior; John Shay, senior; Jeffrey Den- 
nis, senior; The Thing "Computer Mascot"; 
Laurie Sajdak, senior; Rich Vitkus, senior; 
Gregory Bennett, senior; Rich Vitkus; Thomas 



Computer Lab Assistants seated are: John Isham, Eric Karplus, and Brian White, seniors; Standing 
are Mrs. Carol Ligarski, instructor; and juniors Michael Wuerthele, David Sutter, Kevin Dahm. 

Computer Lab Assistants are from left to right: seniors Kevin Gorman, Gregory Bennett, Rich 
Vitkus, David Sutter, James Garten, Todd Zebert, John Isham, and Eric Karplus. 


Dean, senior; Barry Rock, senior; Thomas 
Popsun, senior; Robin Trombly, senior; Greg- 
ory Babineau, senior; Allison Mullett, sopho- 
more; and Andy Hersman, freshman. 

The Minnechaug Computer 
Club started six years ago in 
M-8 with ten Pets. This year 
we have twenty Pets and six Apples 
which members use to write and de- 
bug software. Using knowledge 
gained from Instructional Comput- 
ing courses at Minnechaug and in- 
formation from independent re- 
search, members compete with oth- 

er computer clubs in the Northeast 
region. The club is conversant in BA- 
SIC, Pascal including Data Structures, 
Assembly, Fortran, and C-Language. 
Some members have developed 
hardware projects which interface 
with computers in the school. The 
club provides members with exper- 
ience which will benefit them in col- 
lege and in their careers. 


The National Honor Society and As School's Match Wits Team share] 


Sharing a foundation of scholar- 
ship, the National Honor Society 
and As Schools Match Wits Team 
attract some of the brightest students 
of Minnechaug's population. "Perhaps 
one of the greatest honors a student 
can receive is being chosen as a mem- 
ber of the National Honor Society," 
states senior member Kristen Lewis. 
Membership requirements include 
holding a 3.33 grade point average and 
participation in at least two extracurri- 
cular activities. 

This year's adviser to National Honor 
Society was Mrs. Carol Doss. Its officers 
were Eric Karplus, President; Brad Hag- 

gerty, Vice President; Sarah Scanna- 
pieco, Secretary; and Brian Truesdale, 
Treasurer. Characteristics sought in 
new members inducted on December 
17th were scholarship, leadership, ser- 
vice, and character. 

Members to the As Schools Match 
Wits Team are not chosen, but, by the 
nature of the activity, reflect scholar- 
ship. Members meet at the home of 
adviser, Mr. Ray Musselman. Meetings 
begin at 7:30 with a group viewing of 
Jeopardy. At the January 14th meeting 
of the group, members shouted out an- 
swers to questions asked on the game 
show. After Jeopardy, index cards con- 

taining information taken from filmed 
shows of "As Schools Match Wits" 
were distributed and the questions ran- 
domly asked. A lot of laughing and jok- 
ing occurred during the meeting. As 
Julie Phaneuf commented, "We have a 
lot of fun at these meetings. For in- 
stance, when people come up with ex- 
tremely off-the-wall answers to diffi- 
cult questions." Confirming Julie's 
point Kevin Trombly jokingly answered 
"FUDD" to a serious question asking, 
"... Elmer who?" 

When the television players were 
asked if they get nervous, all immedi- 
ately (and surprisingly) answered "No!" 

Senior Katie Belcher joyfully hands out programs 
before addressing inductees, their parents and 
friends at the National Honor Society Induction 

Juniors Istvan Ats, Julie Phaneuf, and Cindy 
Piwonski enjoy the fun of a As Schools Match 
Wits practice meeting. 


As Schools Match Wits 1986-1987 members are from left to right: 
Kevin Trombly, Karianne Kraus, Marianne Marchesseault, Mi- 
chael Sargeant, Erica Kanzinger, Istvan Ats, Mark Streeter, Julie 
Phaneuf, Cindy Piwonski. The 1986-1987 television players are Ist- 
van Ats, Julie Phaneuff, Cindy Piwonski, and John Isham. Alternate 
player is Bill Jackson. Missing from the photo is adviser Mr. Ray 

National Honor Society members in the front row are: Brian 
Truesdale, Hitesh Trtvedi, Jeffrey Dennis, Karen Weldon, Theresa 
Smith, Brad Haggerty, Kevin Dahm, John Isham, Jon Nelson, Leon 
Totten, Brian White. In the second row, from left to right are: 
Kristen Lewis, Laurie Harmon, Laura Giantris, David Manning, 
Amy Kruger, Patricia O'Neil, Eric Karplus. 

Sophomore Vice President Linda Herbert passes 
out programs at the fall induction ceremony of 
the National Honor Society. 


The Chess Team and Mathletes enjoy 



Mathletes is a club which com- 
petes against sixteen other 
western Massachusetts high 
schools. Minnechaug for two years has 
boasted the top individual scorer of 
Western Mass high schools; last year it 
was Eric Karplus and this year, Kevin 
Dahm. The meets involve six students 
taking tests on topics which range from 
arithmetic and algebra to trigonometry. 
With Mr. Victor Granaudo as an advi- 
sor, the club has an extraordinary histo- 
ry, having won eight league champion- 
ships since 1976. This year, Minne- 
chaug's team is as great as ever, with 

four-year veterans Eric Karplus, James 
Garten, and John Isham leading the 
team, and a strong group of underclass- 

The Mathletes club, however, is 
more than just competition. Weekly 
practices help strengthen skills for final 
exams and achievement tests. Also, the 
tests involve lessons in team work and 
logical problem solving. 

Also enjoying practice and competi- 
tion is the chess team, which competes 
in ten matches a year. In competition, 
Minnechaug's best five players are 
matched against opponents from other 

schools. There is a lot of rivalvry among 
the team members for the top five po- 
sitions, but, according to Kevin Dahm, 
"We've also shown we can work to- 
gether as one of the most competitive 
teams in the league." 

The only requirement to be on the 
team is that you enjoy the game. Join- 
ing the team is a great way for a begin- 
ner to improve very quickly. The best 
practice in chess is playing against su- 
perior players. Mr. Francis Sersanti, ad- 
viser to the club, has always stressed the 
importance of helping each other learn 
from mistakes. 

Chess Club member Kevin Dahm ponders his 
next move. 

Mathletes John Isham, James Choi, Kirsten Vin- 
son, James Garten, Eric Karplus and Kevin Dahm 
work as a team to solve a problem. 


Chess Team members seated from left to right: 
Luke Robinson, Michael Lynch, Mark Wing, Da- 
vid Sutter. Standing: Mr. Francis Sersanti, advisor; 
Brad Giles, Rony Chung, and lames Choi. 

Members of the Mathletes are from left to right: 
ames Garten, John Isham, James Choi, Kirsten 
Vinson, Eric Karplus, and Kevin Dahm. 

Mathletes James Garten and Eric Karplus intently 
work on a problem. 


Editor Michael Garvey applies himself to the task 
of organizing material which has been submitted 
for consideration. 

Junior Kevin Dahm reads submitted material. 

Sophomore Jennifer Lanberg studies another 
publication as she tries to come up with ideas. 

Advisor Mrs. Susan Kline gives pointers at a staff 
meeting in which Junior Jonathon Nelson intent- 
ly studies a previous edition of Emeralds Literary 


Junior Susan Fawthrop proudly displays her con- 

1986-1987 Emeralds Staff from left to right: Advi- 
sor Mrs. Susan Kline, Todd Zebert, Jennifer Lan- 
berg, Michael Wuerthele, Wendy Zebert, Mi- 
chael Garvey, John Isham, and John Nelson. 

Student writers, artists, photographers join to produce a 



Junior Wendy Zebert listens attentively as broth- 
er Todd Zebert, a senior points out the qualities 
of material being judged. 

Emeralds, Minnechaug's literary 
magazine, has completed its first 
full year of existence following a 
lapse of nearly a decade. The magazine 
was revived in the spring of 1986 under 
the determined leadship of '86 gra- 
duate Doug Howell. The staff to which 
Doug handed over the reins with Mi- 
chael Garvey as editor-in-chief and Eric 
Karplus as managing editor — is no less 
eager to see the magazine thrive. 

The staff has held many meetings to 
work out the details of all phases of 
layout and printing and then to promo- 
tion and sales. "We look at ourselves as 
a small but steadily growing group," 
says Garvey. "This year our goal was 

one issue of the magazine. Next year's 
staff will no doubt aim for two issues." 

Advisor Susan Kline, English teacher, 
points out that an undertaking of this 
magnitude requires cooperation from 
all parts of the school — particularly 
from student writers, artists, and pho- 
tographers. Teachers play a critical role 
in encouraging their students to submit 
items. She says optimistically, "We 
know the talent is out there. We just 
have to find a way to tap it!" 

It has taken much time and effort, 
but at last the Emeralds staff seems to 
have it all together to produce a first- 
rate magazine. 


International Club members; Front row: Santiago 
Machin; Patricia O'Neil; Kelli Porter; Hitesh Tri- 
vedi, Treasurer; Sheillen Nadowski; Olivier 
Stauffer; Dana Harris; Rosalie Kubik; Meredith 
Braskie and Melissa Stratton. 

Back Row: Jennifer Manegre; John Chambers; 
Brad Fringer; Johan Bergstrom; Sherry Gaudette- 
, President; Denise Harris; Julie Crafts; Lynn Crafts 

Spanish Heritage exchange student Santiago Ma- 
chin catches the spirit as he celebrates Halloween 
with his American sister and brother, Susie Hus- 
zar and Ryan Huszar 

Senior Olivier Stauffer, AFS student from France, 
displays an interest in world geography. 

Junior Santiago Machin checks to see if Columbia 
Encyclopedia and Espasa Calpe are similar. 


The International Club and exchange students join in. 


Three thousand miles! How would 
you like to be that far away from 
nome? Minnechaug's three for- 
eign exchange students, Santiago Ma- 
chin from Spain, Olivier Stauffer from 
France, and John Bergstrom from Fin- 
land, have given up their European life- 
styles for one year to share in Wilbra- 
ham's way of life. 

When asked about their first impres- 
sion of Minnechaug, all three respond- 
ed "BIG!" Like many of the freshmen, 
these foreign students John, Santi, and 
Olivier were often seen with their 
trusty maps of the confusing corridors 
and classrooms. 

We all have our moments ... of em- 
barrassment! As for Santi, one of his 

moments was in the honors chemistry 
class with Dr. Richard Brown. Santi re- 
calls when Dr. Brown had given five 
sets of exercises to do within a chapter. 
Santi misunderstood and did his home- 
work by the number of sets represent- 
ing the chapter numbers such as set 1- 
chapter 1, set 2- chapter 2, etc . . . 
When he discovered his mistake, it was 
too late. Dr. Brown called on him to 
answer a problem and everyone knew. 
To relieve such pressure of school 
work, Santi enjoys the cookies from the 
school cafeteria. 

For those of you who thought ket- 
chup on eggs were gross- how about 
ketchup on rice? Olivier's moment to 
shine was when he was eating dinner at 

home and put ketchup on his rice. In 
France, he tried to explain, they didn't 
use much ketchup, and he thought it 
was tomato sauce. 

Johan has enjoyed the attention of 
being on the firing line in Mr. Bruce 
Kenney's honors physics class. Mr. 
Kenney has spent the year pulling in- 
formation out of Johan such as whether 
or not they teach that KE = 1/2 mv in 
Finland, or if there are herring or fjords 
in the country. 

Living with an exchange student 
sometimes gets demanding, but most 
times the student and his American 
family are left with an experience never 
to be forgotten. -Minnechaug . . . 
Catch the spirit from around the world! 

Senior |ohan Bergstrom from Finland derives 
pleasure as he thumbs through "The World of 

This year's three exchange students: Santiago 
Machin, Olivier Stauffer, and Johan Bergstrom 
pose for a group picture. 


Sophomore Tina Farrah works on a sculpture 
which, which depicts two whales, during her art 

An art work display reflects variations on the 
themes of music and time, done by seniors Nora 
Trebbe and Laura Giantris. 






Art teacher Joseph Van West stands proudly as he 
assists in the creation of a long-dreamt of Art 
Gallery. The Gallery receives support from orga- 
nizations and individuals, such as the Art Council 
of Wilbraham, PAVAS, student government and 
the Class of 1986, Mr. Richard Spencer's English 
class, Mr. Gary Petzold's Photo Club, Shirley 
Bates, and Mrs. Donna Alberici-O'Connor. A 
long term goal of Mr. Van West is the exchange 
of works of art between other schools and coun- 
tries. The Art Gallery contains many different 
types of art work such as lithoplates, etchings, 
acquatints, linoleum cuts and woodcuts. The 
works on display were produced by both present 
art students at Minnechaug and students from 
past years. Thanks to Mr. Van West for his effort 
and dedication. 

Sophomore Jacqueline Bushway spends a free 
moment contemplating the many different types 
of artwork on display in the Art Gallery in E-Hall. 


Senior Sherri Daniels, treasurer of PAVAS, keeps 
a firm hold on the accounts of the Performing 
and Visual Arts Society. 

Officers of PAVAS for the 1986-1987 school year 
are from left to right: Tamara Buckley, Secretary; 
Daniel Manseau, President; Thomas Popsun, Vice 
President; and Sherri Daniels, Treasurer. 

There is much school and community support for 



This year in PAVAS I began by 
looking back upon the past year. 
In a word, nothing had hap- 
pened. No money was raised, little hap- 
pened in the way of activities, and the 
membership was sagging. My staff and I 
set a money goal of $2,000. It was a 
reach, but we were determined to 
bring the group back. 

Our first fund raiser was a car wash 
which was very successful. Things were 
slowly starting to pick up, and one ac- 
tivity after another was planned. A big 
step in achieving our goal was the plan- 
ning of the first PAVAS dance. This was 
a chance to show everyone that PAVAS 
was worth supporting. What made the 

dance even better was the decision to 
try out a new disc-jockey team called 
"Converging Traffic." With a great feel- 
ing of success, the group was finally 
coming together. 

After all the work we had done we 
decided that we wanted to do some- 
thing for the membership. A trip to 
Boston for the day was just the thing! 
We all hopped on a bus and roamed 
the streets of Boston, going through 
Quincy Market and seeing the sights. 
We had a lot of fun, which was well 
deserved. We had reached our goal 
and had fun in the process. Daniel 
Manseau, President of PAVAS 

The Art Gallery 175 

The Music Department and the Falcon Players have a 


Music students and The Falcon 
Players have had a busy year 
practicing either for the Fall 
and Christmas One-Acts or for the 
spring production of Oklahoma. Prac- 
tice for Oklahoma began early in 1987. 
Nearly every afternoon, the music wing 
was filled with Minnechaug's best sing- 
ers, actors and musicians. Everyone ea- 
gerly awaited and rehearsed for the 
four performances early in March. 

The lead characters, members of the 
Falcon Players, madrigals or Concert 
Choir, auditioned for three very impor- 

tant and professional people — Mr. 
Stephen Bailey, Minnechaug's own 
drama coach, who was the producer 
and director of the play; Mr. Tim Mc- 
Kenna, from Holyoke Community Col- 
lege, who was technical director; and 
our own Mr. Raymond Drury, who was 
director of music. Jennifer Kennedy 
and John DeForest were selected to 
play the lead romantic roles of Laurey 
and Curley. The comic leads, Ado An- 
nie and Will Parker, were played by 
Cate Whitfield and Irl Sanders. Aunt 
Eller was portrayed by Lynn Maloney, 

the role of the peddler was performed 
by Daniel Manseau, and the "bad guy" 
was played by Charles LeClerc. Other 
leading parts were portrayed by Laurie 
Ratte, Julie Phaneuf, Jonathan Everett, 
Christie Demosthenous, Nancy Pickett, 
Doug McClean, Jeffrey Bennett, and 
Heather Greene. 

Lively tunes sung by the characters 
and chorus were accompanied by a pit 
orchestra. The orchestra, also, was 
composed of members of the Wind En- 

Julie Guarnera practices for her role of Marcia in 
"Shel's Sister," which was presented in the Fall 
One-Act Competition. 

Practicing for the March performance of "Okla- 
homa" are sophomore Timothy Kealy, juniors 
Jonathan Everett and Douglas McLean. 


Participants in the Fall Falcon Players One-Act 
Competition are from left to right, front row: 
Michael Sargent, Kathleen Sullivan, Mary Beth 
Stephenson, and Jennifer Kennedy; Back Row: 
Steven Bailey, adviser; Michael Stratton, Irl Sand- 
ers, Leon Totten, Lynn Maloney, Kathleen Hora- 
cek, and Cynthia Roj. 

Preparing for the presentation of "Shel's Sister," 
directed by Bill Baughn are, from left to right, 
Cate Whitfield, Daniel Manseau, Lisa Nicoli, Julie 
Guarnera, Christie Demosthenous, and director 
Bill Baughn. 


Junior Christie Demosthenous relaxes as she 
awaits her turn to practice for her part as Maxine 
Lovell, in "Shel's Sister." 


Key Club members catch the spirit through 



The Minnechaug Key Club has 
sought to catch the spirit of the 
1986-1987 school year. Consist- 
ing of approximately forty members, 
five competent officers, and two dedi- 
cated advisors, this club offers its mem- 
bers the opportunity to share new ex- 
periences with their peers while get- 
ting actively involved with the commu- 
nity. The club has, this year and in the 
past, sponsored dances, car washes, 
and Valentine's Day Candygrams. Spe- 
cial projects accomplished this year 

were the Kiwanis Appreciation Ban- 
quet, services rendered to Eastfield 
Mall's Market Shed grand opening, of- 
fering time and love to the students in 
our collaborative, and the Fifties 
Dance, which was put on in a joint ef- 
fort with East Longmeadow. 

The money raised during this year 
was contributed to the Kiwanis Trauma 
Institute for Children in Boston, a New 
England District project. The check was 
presented at the annual convention, 
held in New Hampshire in April. 

The officers of Key Club are Presi- 
dent, Meghan Farrell; Vice President 
Suzanne Singiser; Secretary Allison Ma- 
selli; Treasurer Mary Beth Jacobs; Stu- 
dent Advisor Dina Warner. The control 
which Meghan and Suzanne execute 
over their club members keeps their 
members interested and involved. 
With leaders like this, it is no wonder 
that the Key Club has caught the spirit 
of '87! 

Key Club's secretary Allison Maselli makes some 
comments during a Thursday evening meeting. 

Juniors Heather Thomas, Suzanne Singiser, Ra- 
chel Belcastro, Kelli Sheehan, and Cate Whitfield 
sud up a Toyota at the Key Club annual car wash. 


Mr. George DeLisle of the Springfield Kiwanis 
Club, and Dr. Gary Spoonick, Minnechaug Key 
Club advisor, express their enthusiasm in leading 
a Key Club meeting. 

Participating in the Eastfield Mall's Market Shed 
Grand Opening celebration are sophomores Jef- 
frey Zahr, Susan Fiore, Susan Hanrahan, Liz Bel- 
den and Kara Metzger. Members of the Key Club 
attended opening celebrations during the entire 
week, volunteering their services. 

Join Key Club. It will light up your life, and the life 
of others! 



State conventions, Chloris, and school -related activities 


An important purpose of the Ju- 
nior Classical League is linking 
the past to the present. Dedi- 
cated to that purpose are fifty-seven 
students who, with the help of their 
purposeful adviser, Mrs. Marilyn Ats, 
have brought state and local fame to 

An event sponsored by the J.C.L. this 
January which indeed "bridged the 
years between our youth and senior 
members of our communities" was 
Senior Citizens' Day. Thirty-eight sen- 
ior citizens came to Minnechaug to ob- 
serve classes of their choice and to eat 

in the school cafeteria. The day was a 
tremendous success. 

Members of the 1986-1987 Junior 
Classical League are Gina Alberici, Ist- 
van Ats, Jason Bergeron, Jennifer Ber- 
nardo, Manuel Bernardo, Darren Bilik, 
Peter Brayton, Tamara Buckley, Karen 
Cerasa, Jeffrey Collins, Beth Crawford, 
Jennifer Dearden, Jeffrey Dennis, Kath- 
ryn Dennis, Jeffrey Dernavich, Amy 
Fitzgerald, John Galarneau, Todd 
Gibbs, Chris Goebel, Mary Beth Jacobs, 
Michele Kennedy, Jennifer Kennedy, 
Jeremy Knapczak, Brett Knowles, Troy 
Ladue, Sharon Leung, Andrea Lopez, 

Beth Luczek, Jennifer Manegre, Tom 
Mango, Marianne Marchesseault, Todd 
Matthews, Kerry McDonald, Brian 
McKeon, James McMahon, Kara 
Metzger, Rebecca Morton, Jeff 
O'Shaughnessy, Pamela Pappas, Andrea 
Pietryka, Cydnthia Piwonski, Deborah 
Reich, Anthony Rfys, Ani Sarhadian, 
Arum Sarhadian, Lawrence Shay, Kellie 
Sheehan, Matthew Slayton, Michael 
Smith, Pierre Smith, Will Thompson, 
Kevin Trombly, Daniel Urlage, Bryan 
Wall, Jack Welch, Douglas Wentworth, 
and Darren White. 

Freshman Tony Rys helps during Senior Citizens' 
Day as he carries the tray of one of our visitors. 

J.C.L. members join in the festivities of the annual 
catapult contest. Chloris, Minnechaug's catapult, 
born in I987, has never lost a competition. 

Bk. - *i_Ct~' 


J.C.L. 1986-1987 officers are from left to right: 
Istvan Ats Kerry McDonald, Pierre Smith, Eliza- 
beth Luczek, and Manuel Bernardo. Istvan Ats 
also serves as Massachusetts J.C.L. officer as State 
Publications Editor and President (ex officio). 

Sophomores Michele Kennedy and Amy Fitzger- 
ald serve as hostesses to two senior citizens as 
they participate in Dr. Sager's Spanish 3 class. 

In full costume at the J.C.L. State Convention 
held at Brookline High School in May of I986 are 
junior Kelli Sheehan, sophomore Tom Mango, 
James Goudreau, class of 86; senior Manny Ber- 
nardo, and Bonnie Wolcott, class of 86. 


Having caught the spirit, the yearbook staff 



Yearbook, according to Webster, 
is "a book published every year, 
each issue supplying fresh infor- 
mation on matters in regard to which 
changes are continually taking place." 
Does that describe the background of 
creating the "New and Improved" Fal- 
con Yearbook? Adopting change for 
anyone is tough; we, the yearbook staff, 
figured our readers could handle a 
contemporary yearbook — one that 
best represents present, relevant topics 
"catching" the fresh information that 
has taken place this year. 

Enthusiastic, working people com- 
piled these historic events; our victo- 
ries as well as defeats. One on the year- 
book staff would describe it as "a fulfill- 
ing, yet tedious experience that is 

passed on to other vulnerable, uncon- 
scious people who are usually not fully 
aware of what they are getting into." 
Anyone involved with yearbook peo- 
ple knows that staff members lose end- 
less nights' sleep over the entire pro- 
ject. Our first change was on the exteri- 
or of the book. Are you wondering 
where the standard forest green book 
with the gold Falcon stamp is? It's been 
renovated. We worked to develop the 
idea which Ellen Jensen brought to fru- 
ition, resulting in this year's thematic 
book design. Secondly, we added forty 
extra pages to widen our coverage. This 
meant more good, reliable workers. 
Positions from graphic artists to pho- 
tographers were increased and many 
new titles were added. Everyone was 

needed, especially contributing writ- 
ers, to gather information of all activi- 
ties, in school and out. 

Other changes included two new 
sections which were People and Stu- 
dent Life, two of the most important 
aspects of good coverage. In these sec- 
tions we see views from the people in 
our school and their activities outside 
of school. 

In school, at home, and during vaca- 
tion time, staff members worked vigor- 
ously to "catch" all aspects of Minne- 
chaug life. From fall sports to the spring 
play, "Oklahoma," from the Peach Fes- 
tival to Ms. Diane Danthony's rock 
climbers . . . it's all here in volume 27, 
1987's yearbook "What a Catch"! 

Academics editor, Beth Crawford, discusses the 
homeroom sale of yearbooks with Ads editor, 
Lisa Dickinson. 

1987 yearbook staff from left to right: Lisa Mor- 
ace, Laurie Harmon, Katie Belcher, Kristen Lewis, 
Gina Alberici, Traci Garceau, Joyce Sager, advi- 
sor; Kellie Paluck, Abby Keiser, Kiki Yamer, Lisa 
Dickinson, Amy Kruger, Vicki Eady, Marq Mo- 

sier, Julie Sheperd, Tamara Buckley, Jill Kelleway, 
Sherri Marini, Molly Rihm, Ellen Jensen, Susie 
Huszar, Chrissy Froehlich, Hitesh Trivedi, 
Heather Brown, and Michael Clark. 


Organizational changes of staff and layout produce 



The Smoke Signal underwent 
some fresh changes this year, in- 
cluding the premiere of its soap 
opera "Falcon's Nest" and the intro- 
duction of the infamous "Miscella- 
neous Ramblings." Issued every month, 
its mere eight pages contain material 
ranging from policy complaint to 
"What's New In Music." Minnechaug's 
publication informs the students and 
faculty of its current news articles and 
sports updates, entertains them with its 
features section, and acquires some 

spirit and participation with "Opinion 
Poll" and editorials. 

This year Smoke Signal pages were 
laid out by Mr. James Matroni's new 
lay-out plan. It was directed by its first 
editorial board which consisted of nine 
staff members who selected stories to 
be covered and gave assignments. 
These duties included collecting arti- 
cles, writing, proofreading, making 
corrections and meeting a specific 
monthly deadline. The alterations went 
smoothly. The result was a proud staff, 

who worked diligently together to pro- 
duce a solid newspaper. 

Senior Terry Smith was new editor- 
in-chief, while Michael Wuerthele 
worked as managing editor. News edi- 
tors were John Nelson and Jennifer 
Kennedy. Karen Weldon took over as 
editor of the features department, and 
Sarah Scannapieco and Tom Mango as 
Sports editors. The editorials were 
written and edited by Luke Robinson. 
The chairman of the new editorial 
board was Mike Stratton. 

The Smoke Signal layout class: Left side, David 
Goodrich, Michael Goldrick, and William 
Adamczyk; Right side, Peter Rock, Gregory Ben- 
nett, and Eric Johnson. 

Smoke Signal staff- Front row: John Nelson, Jen- 
nifer Weldon, Terry Smith, Sarah Scannapieco, 
Kim Hertz, Kevin Dahm, Kim Carling Second 

row: Mr. James Matroni, Renae DeGray, Leon 
Totten, Michael Stratton, Bradley Giles, Luke 
Robinson, Michael Wuerthele 



Maria Micelotta, Minne- 
chaug junior Lisa Dickinson, 
and laxa Kidd join in the fes- 
tivities of the Peach Festival. 





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The Hampden Performing Arts Centre is a 
dance and music studio where many 
dedicated students from the ages of 3 to 
33 meet from one to as many as four times a 
week. As a student at the centre I've made 
many friends. The centre is becoming more 
and more involved with the community with its 
participation in the Peach Festival, and several 
performances in nearby schools. 

This summer I had a hands-on experience 
with the Hampden-Wilbraham communities. 
Selling ads for the yearbook gave me the op- 
portunity to meet many of our local business 

people. It was well worth all of the time and 
effort spent to see a smiling, supportive face 
willing to help us out. However, we also strug- 
gled through days when it seemed as if we'd 
never get enough of the support we needed. 

The parental support we received was very 
encouraging. Our favorite classes will never be 
forgotten through the support of class ads. 

Working together as a student body and as a 
community with combined support has made it 
easy to "Catch the spirit" with this year's publi- 


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Abar, George 12 18, 38, 152, 161, 162 
Hockey 2,3,4; Model Congress 4; 
Lacrosse 3,4; Student Government 

Adamczyk, William 183 

Agen, Sherri 9 90 

Agnew, Christine 10 76, 144, 145 

Agnew, Rebecca 11 68, 123, 144, 145 

Agnew, William 12 38, 122, 162, 163 
Track 1,2,3,4; Cross Country 2,3,4 co- 
captain 3,4; Soccer 1; NHS 3,4; Model 
Congress 4; JCL 1,2; Band 1,2,3,4. 

Albano, Chris 85 

Albano, Julie 12 26, 38, 110 

Albano, Kristi 9 86, 87, 125, 161 

Albee, Kathie 132 

Alberici O'Connor, Donna 92 

Alberici, Gina 11 27, 33, 68, 76, 125, 180, 
182, 206 

Alberici, Michael 12 3, 28, 35, 38, 111, 
134, 135 

Varsity Football 1,2,3,4 captain 4; Band 
1,2,3,4; Lacrosse 1,2; Track 3,4. 

Alberici-OGonnor, Donna 174 

Allbee, Kathleen 11 68 

Allen, Tim 144 

Allyn, Lisa 11 68 

Alquist, Kristine 92 

Alves, Diane 9 86 

Alves, Jose 10 76 

Alves, Lavalier 12 6, 38 
Working at Big-Y. 

Anderson, Len 98, 99 

Anderson, Lorie 12 38 
Track 2,3,4 

Anderson, Russel 12 39, 102 

Anderson, Shawn 12 39, 99 

Andrews, Mark 10 76, 156 

Angelo, Janice 92, 99 

Anzalone, Christopher 9 86, 139 

Arce, Paul 11 68 

Arnold, Ann Marie 11 68 

Asarese, Philip 148 

Asarese, Phillip 10 76 

Ashton, Daniel 9 86, 149 

Asmar, Oliver 9 86, 139, 149 

Ats, Istvan 11 68, 134, 137, 166, 167, 180, 

Ats, Marilyn 37, 87, 92, 180 

Auslander, Tracy 12 39 
Varsity Ski Team 1,2,3,4 captain 4; JCL 
2; Track 1,2; Student Government 

Axiotis, Alicia 12 39 

Office Aid 1; Syncho 2; English aid 3,4; 
Yearbook typist 2,4. 

Axiotis, Stephen 10 13, 76, 155 


Babineau, Gregory 12 39, 105, 141, 164 
J.V. Soccer 2,3; Varsity Track 1,2,3,4 
Swimming 2,4; Lab Asst. 2,3,4 
International Club 1,2,3,4; PAVAS 4 
Computer Club 4; Gymnastics 4 
Indoor Track 3,4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4. 
Freshman Soccer 1; Work 3,4; Indoor 
Soccer 3,4. 

Bachelder, Colin 12 39, 120, 128, 129, 161 
V. President Senior Class; Student 
Government 4; Freshman Soccer 
Captain; Varsity Soccer 2,3,4; Captain 
Skiing 1,2,3,4. 

Bachelder, Jason 9 129 

Badger, Jerry 92, 116, 117 

Baer, Christopher 9 86, 139 


Bailey, Dina 12 39 
Bailey, Stephen 176 
Bailey, Steven 177 
Bailey, William 9 86 
Baker, Adam 12 39 

Track 1,2,3,4; Howard Lumber 2,3,4. 
Baker, Christine 9 86 
Balser, Daniel 92, 97 
Bamford, Donald 92 
Barnes, Dawn 10 76 
Baron, Bruce 11 68 
Barrett, Martin 92, 94, 109, 122 
Barry, David 92 
Barton, Theresa 92, 96 
Bates, Jeffrey 11 68 
Bates, Shirley 92, 174 
Batts, Richard 10 76 
Baughn, Bill 177 
Beaupre, Michelle 9 86 
Bednarz, Tracy 12 39, 143 

V. Gymnastics 1,2,3,4; Gymnastics P.E. 

Leader 3,4; J.V. Cheerleading 2 captain 

Beeler, Charles 92 
Belanger, Christine 11 68 
Belcastro, John 22, 86, 131 
Belcastro, Rachel 11 68, 92, 126, 161, 178 
Belcher, David 9 86, 131, 149 
Belcher, Katie 12 39, 166, 182 
Belden, Liz 10 76, 179 
Beleski, Cynthia 10 76, 112, 113 
Beleski, David 11 68 
Belliveau, Keri 10 76 
Belliveau, Robert 10 76, 98 
Benham, Michelle 11 68 
Bennett, Chris 10 76, 152 
Bennett, Clark 9 86 
Bennett, Cynthia 12 39, 115 
Bennett, David 92, 94, 134 
Bennett, Gregory 12 39, 134, 164, 165, 


Football 3,4; Yearbook 3,4-photo 

editor 4; Smoke Signal 3,4; Falcon 

Players 1,2; International Club 4; 

Biology Lab Asst. 3,4; Computer Lab 

Asst. 4; Junior Achievement 2,3; Job - 

Dream Machine; Hobby-Star trek 
Bennett, Jeffrey 10 76, 176 
Bennett, Jennifer 12 40 
Bennett, Linda 92, 99 
Bennett, Stephanie 12 40, 124, 125, 150 

J.V. Soccer 1,2; V. Field Hockey 4; V. 

Track 1,2,3,4; V. Basketball 2,3,4; J.V. 

Basketball 1; Football Statistics 1,2,3,4; 

Chorus 1,2,3; Madrigals 4. 
Bennett, Todd 12 3, 40, 134, 135 

Football 1,2,3 co-captain 4; Basketball 

1,2,3; Baseball 1,2,3,4. 
Bennett, Wendy 10 76 
Benoit, Carrie 9 86, 108 
Benting, Heather 10 76 
Bentley, Amy 11 14, 68, 106 
Bergeron, Jason 10 76, 130, 180 
Bergstrom, Johan 12 40, 156, 157, 172, 


Ski Team 4; Tennis Team 4; Model 

Congress 4; PAVAS 4. 
Bergstrom, John 173 
Bernard, Sandra 9 86 
Bernardo, Jennifer 9 8, 86, 180 
Bernardo, Manny 181 
Bernardo, Manuel 12 40, 134, 180, 181 

Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1; Track 2; 

Lacrosse 3,4; JCL 1,2,3,4; Skiing 
Bernardo, Sharon 10 76, 78 
Bernstein, David 92, 95, 105 
Bessette, Marc 11 68 
Bevan, Marcus 10 12, 85 
Bienvenue, Connie 12 36, 40, 111 
Bigos, Joseph 9 86 
Bilik, Darrin 10 76, 77, 134, 136, 137, 148, 

149, 161, 180 
Bissonette, Alan 85 
Blake, Christine 12 41 

Nora Trebbe, President of the Class 
of '87 

Colin Bachelder, Vice President of 
the Class of '87. 



A B, BEATLE, and a CHICKEN walked on the wall. 

They tripped on a HELMET and had a great fall. 

The cried OOTCH, a TRAP this must be. 

That big, fat WOMAN is after us three. 

Being a COOK is her only joy. 

She'll sell us as hamburger to BIG BOY. 

Meanwhile back in the STREET, 

The city council was about to meet. 

The GENERAL and FOREMAN called for their staff. 


They worked out a plan that wasn't too tacky, 

But they needed HERR MONGO'S magical beast 

named BLACKIE. 
She arrived with a MAGNET wrapped around her waist. 
She rescued the animals with great haste. 
The Town cheered. They were secure and able. 
They chopped up the WOMAN and served her on a 

submitted by: The Burch Tree 

Mrs. Shirley Bates and Mrs. Florence Sheehan, Advisers to the Class of I987. 

Wind Ensemble 2,3,4; Mountain View 

Blanchard, Cina 10 76 
Blaser, Nichole 9 86 
Blomberg, Eileen 9 86 
Blomstrom, Kevin 10 76 
Blume, Amy 12 41 

Syncho 1,2,3,4. 
Boissonnault, Renee 11 68 
Bongiorni, Mia 10 76 
Booth, Sherry 12 41 
Borsari, Judith 92 
Borsari, Mark 11 68, 129, 156 
Bouchard, Hilary 12 41 
Boucher, Kim 10 76, 145 
Bradley, Christine 12 41 
Brady, Lara 10 76 
Brady, Nicole 9 86 
Branconnier, Mark 12 41, 140, 141 

Gymnastics 1,2,3, captain 4; 

Waterskiing; Friendly's. 
Branson, Jay 10 76 
Braskie, Meredith 9 86, 172 
Brayton, Peter 180 
Brehart, Todd 12 41 

Football 1; Tennis 3; Skiing. 
Brescia, Carolyn 12 41 
Brewer, Mary Lou 22, 37, 92, 111, 114, 

162, 163 
Briotta, Lisa 11 68, 100 
Brooks, Joyce 11 68 
Brown, Andrew 12 41 

Hockey 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1; Lacrosse 3,4. 
Brown, Andy 152, 153 
Brown, Cynthia 11, 92 
Brown, Heather 12 25, 41, 114, 161, 182 

Soccer 2; Student Government Rep. 

1,2,3,4; Homeroom Rep. 2,3,4; Class 

Treasurer 4; Track 2,3,4; Yearbook 

public relations editor 3; Yearbook 

copy editor 4; Y.F. 1,2; Skiing; Cooke's 

Brown, Katie 12 19, 41, 132 
Brown, Maura 12 41 
Brown, Richard 92, 173 
Bruno, Jason 9 86, 91, 149 
Buchholz, Susan 11 68, 126 
Buckley, Tamara 12 42, 175, 180, 182 

PAVAS sec. 3,4; JCL 4; Key Club 1,2,; 

Kewinettes 1,2; SAC 1,2; Student 

Government 1,2,3; Drama Club 1,2; 

FCA 1,2; Baseball Hostess 1,2; Yearbook 

1,2,3,4; Casual Male; Photography 
Buckley, Terri 10 76 
Bunnell, Douglas 86, 149 
Burch, Keith 12 42, 120, 128, 129 

Freshman Soccer 1; J.V. Soccer 2; V. 

Soccer 2,3,4; Freshman Baseball 1; J.V. 

Baseball 2; V. Lacrosse 3,4. 
Burke, Dennis 10 77, 122 
Burke, James 12 42 
Burke, Jeanne 12 42 

JA 2; IC 1,2,3; PAVAS 1,2,3; COPE 4. 
Burke, Kathleen 86 
Burke, Tim 152 
Burke, Timothy 10 77 
Burnett, Cori 11 69 
Burnett, Phil 12 42 
Burns, Mark 86 
Burque, Celine 12 42 

Field Hockey manager 1,2; I.C. 1,2,3; 

PAVAS 3; Wind Ensemble 3,4; NHS 

2,3,4; District Orchestra; Violin. 
Bushway, Jacqueline 10 14, 77, 123, 150, 

151, 174, 206 
Butterworth, Neil 11 69 

Callahan, Karen 21, 86 
Callahan, Thomas 10 77 
Cameron, Jeremy 10 77, 156 
Campbell, Allan 11 69 
Campbell, Brian 11 69, 155 
Campbell, Carrie 12 43 
Campbell, Joshua 10 77, 144, 145 
Campbell, Kevin 11 69 
Campbell, Robert 10 77 
Campbell, Rodrick 10 77 
Cantalini, Lauri 12 18, 19, 43, 126 
Carling, Kim 10 77, 183 
Carlotto, Christine 10 85 

Carr, Brian 10 77 

Carroll, Nicole 86 

Carter, Susan 12 16, 43, 115, 150 

International Club 1,2,3; PAVAS 1,2,3; 
Homeroom rep. 1,2,3,4; Student 
Council 1,2,3,4; Band 1,2,3,4; Michael 
3,4,; Science aide 1,2,3,4; Track co- 
captain 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; JCL 

Carver, Brian 11 69 

Cascio, Patricia 92 

Case, Brian 12 43 

Castonguay, Stephen 93 

Cataldo, Lenore 12 43 

Cavanaugh, Brett 11 69, 148, 149 

Cerasa, Karen 11 21, 69, 162, 180 

Cesan, Kerry 10 77, 118 

Chabot, Glenn 11 69 

Chamberlain, Kari 10 77 

Chambers, John 10 77, 172 

Charles, Tracey 86 

Chase, John 12 86, 131 

Chase, Kimberly 12 43 

Chase, Richard 10 77, 112, 134 

Chechette, Geraldine 12 43 

Chechette, Karen 10 77, 112 

Chenaille, Kurt 10 77, 113 

Chiecko, Jeffrey 9 86, 155 

Childs, Daphne 85 

Cho, Yong 85 

Choi, James 168, 169 

Choma, Gary 12 43 

Christensen, Eric 10 77 

Christensen, Jeff 12 43, 152 

Baseball 1,2,3,4; V. Hockey 4. 
Christensen, Julie 11 69, 104, 124 
Christianson, Charles 134 
Christianson, Jeffrey 19 
Christie, John 20 77 
Christie, Sean 12 164 
Chung, Bonita 9 86 
Chung, Rony 10 77, 169 
Cirillo, Carmela 12 43 

Student Hostess; P.E. Leader; LPVEC 

Cirillo, Ralph 134, 135 

Clark, Christine 9 86 

Clark, David 11 69 

Clark, Michael 12 43, 162, 163, 182 
Model Congress 4; Yearbook 3,4; Lab 
Assistant 3,4; Emeralds 3,4; WPL 2,3,4. 

Clark, Reid 10 77, 78, 134 

Clarke, Dirk 10 77 

Clarke, Michael 11 69, 130 

Cochran, Adam 10 77 

Cole, Shaun 10 77 

Collette, Corey 11 69 

Collette, Tracy 11 69 

Collins, Jeffrey 12 35, 43, 58, 134, 161, 180 
Football 1,2,3 captain 4; Skiing 1,2; 
Lacrosse 2, captain 3,4; JCL 1,2,3,4; NHS 
3,4; Student Government 1,2,3,4. 

Collins, Kateri 10 77, 126 

Condon, Joseph 9 90 

Congo, Heather 12 24, 44, 126 
J.V. Soccer 1,2; V. Soccer 3,4; Girl's 
Chorus 1; Concert Choir 2,3,4; NHS 
3,4; JCL 2; Track 1,2; Environmental 
Control 3,4. 

Connell, Benjamin 9 86, 140, 141 

Connell, James 9 90, 149 

Connell, Robert 156, 157 

Connell, Sarah 12 44, 58, 122, 123, 162, 
163, 206 

Track 1,2,3,4; Cross Country 1,2,3,4; 
Swimming 1 NHS 3,4; Model Congress 
4; Student Advisory Board to School 
Committee 4. 

Connery, Kevin 11 69 

Cook, Michael 12 44, 134 

Football 1,2,3,4; Friendly's 3,4. 

Cook, Monica 10 77 

Cooney, Michael 11 69 

Cooper, Fred 99 

Cormier, Janice 93 

Corriveau, Ronald 11 69 

Coughlin, Cassandra 11 69, 151 

Counos, Ann 10 78, 104, 144, 145 

Courtney, Anne 9 86 

Courtney, Deborah 9 86, 90 

Courtney, Michael 11 69, 129 

Couture, Danielle 10 78, 109 

Couturier, Lynn 124 

Cowee, James 9 86, 131, 154, 155 

Laura Giantris, Secretary to the Class 
of '87 

Heather Brown, 
Class of '87. 

Treasurer of the 

Crafts, Julie 9 87, 172 
Crafts, Lynne 10 78, 172 
Crawford, Beth 180, 182 
Crawford, Elizabeth 11 69 
Crespo, Carlos 10 78 
Crimmins, Scott 11 69, 155 
Crivelli, Frank 11 69 
Crivelli, Stephanie 9 87 
Crocker, Barrie 10 78 
Crocker, Rebecca 9 87 
Crocker, Theresa 11 69, 126 
Cullen, Erin 11 69 
Cunningham, Suzin 11 11, 69 
Cusson, Beth 9 87 


Dahm, Kevin 11 69, 164, 165, 167, 168, 

169, 170, 183 
DalMolin, JoAnn 93 
Dalton, Jennifer 11 69 
Daly, Brendon 9 90 
Daly, Robert 12 44, 134 

Football 1,2,3,4; Track 2,3,4; 
Daniele, Richard 12 44 
Daniele, Thomas 11 69 
Daniels, Brian 11 69 
Daniels, Sherri 175 
Daniels, Sherry 12 11, 44, 123 

Track 3,4; Cross Country 4; PAVAS 2,3 

Treasurer 4; J. A. Vice President 1,2,3; 

President 4; B.B. 2,3,4; Guidance aide; 

A.E. President 4. 
Danio, Peter 10 78 
Danker, Christine 93 
Dann, Steven 10 78 
Danthony, Diane 93, 113, 182 
Davenport, Tania 9 90 
David, Jennifer 11 36, 69 
Davidson, Amy 9 87 
Davis, Yeshiva 10 78 
Dean, Thomas 12 45, 164 

Soccer 1,2; Baseball 1; PAVAS; Showbiz 

Dearden, Jennifer 10 78, 180 
Deardon, Jennifer 156 
Debarge, Candice 12 45 

J.V. Basketball 1, captain 2; Library aide 

3; Partier 4; Stop-n-Shop 3,4. 
Debarge, Derek 10 78 
Deblois, Lisa 9 87 
DeBonee, Lori 12 45 
DeCesare, Joanne 12 45 
Decker, Allison 11 69, 132 
Deely, Jay 22, 93, 108, 126, 156 
DeForest, James 9 87, 144 
DeForest, John 176 
DeGray, Renae 183 
DeGray, Renaee 11 69 
DeLisle, George 179 
Delnegro, Barbara 11 11, 69 
DelVecchio, Gina 11 69 
DelVecchio, Monique 12 45 

Working at Sear & Country Creations 
Demosthenous, Christie 11 69, 176, 177 
Dempsey, Liz 12 45, 123 
Dennis, Jeffrey 12 45, 58, 120, 129, 146, 

147, 164, 167, 180 

J.V. soccer 1,2; V. Soccer 3,4; J.V. 

Basketball 1, captain 2; V. Basketball 

3,4; Track 3,4; JCL 1,2,3,4; treasurer 2,3; 

NHS 3,4; O'Connors gas station 3,4. 
Dennis, Katherine 10 78, 125 
Dennis, Kathryn 180 
Denue, Paula 10 78 
Dernavich, Jeffrey 10 77, 78, 130, 148, 

161, 180 
Desautelle, Johanna 6, 7, 22, 93 
Destmone, David 9 87 
Desimone, Jaina 11 20, 69 
Deslauriers, Paul 93 
Desrosier, Tehan 11 69, 126 
Devine, Day 9 11, 86, 87, 145 
DeVries, Connie 11 69, 126, 150 
DeWolf, James 93 
Dickinson, Jennifer 9 87 
Dickinson, Lisa 11 69, 124, 125, 182, 184 
Dickinson, Todd 10 77, 78, 130 
Dieterle, Brian 10 78 
Dillon, Joseph 9 87, 99 
Dinoia, Frank 11 69, 112 
DiNoia, Rachel 12 45 

Job American Saw; teacher's aide 3,4. 
Dionne, Robert 10 78 
Diotalevi, Kim 10 78, 113 
Dixon, Brian 108, 112 
Dolan, Frank 9 87 
Dollar, Denise 11 70 
Domey, Karen 9 87 
Donahue, Coralie 12 45, 99 
Donaldson, Patricia 11 70, 143 
Donnet, Craig 10 78 
Donovan, Amy 10 78 
Donovan, Patricia 93 
Doss, Carol 21, 93, 108, 166 
Douthwright, James 11 70 
Dowd, Bonny 10 78, 125 
Dowd, Mark 10 78, 134, 137 
Dowd, Matthew 12 45 
Dowd, Susan 9 87, 90 
Downey, Kevin 11 70 
Doyle, Jennifer 10 16, 17, 78 
Drake, Kevin 10 78 
Draper, Katharine 11 70 
Drumheller, Mark 12 45 
Drury, Ray 93 
Drury, Raymond 176 
Dube, Renee 11 70 
Dubord, Bill 98, 99 
Dubour, Holly 12 45 
Dubour, Michael 11 70 
Duby, Michelle 9 87 
Ducharme, Douglas 11 70 
Ducharme, Glen 12 46, 134 

V. Baseball 1,2,3,4; Football 3,4. 
DudeMeiser, John 140 
Dudley, Lynn 85 
Dudley, Stuart 11 70, 134, 137 
Duff, Don 138, 139 
Dugan, Caitlin 10 78 
Dukakis, Michael 207 
Duquette, Glenn 11 70 
Duran, Denis 11 6, 7, 70, 144, 145 
Duran, Silvy 156 
Durand, Sylvie 9 87, 156 
Duval, Joseph 12 46, 110 
Duval, Michael 12 46, 134, 135 


Track 1,2; Football 1,2,3,4; Lacrossse 


Eady, Vicki 11 2, 70, 182 
Eaton, Kimberly 10 78 
Eaton, Sally 93 
Edery, Laura 10 79 
Eisold, Melissa 9 87 
Ellis, Geraldine 12 46 
Ellis, Jill 12 46 

Yearbook and school store at 

Commerce 1; soccer; work at 

Ellis, Laurie 10 79 
Ellison, Eric 9 87, 122 
Emerle, Becky 123 
Emerle, Rebecca 10 79 
Emerle, Susanne 11 70 
Engel, Laura 12 22, 46 

Senior YF 1,2,3,4; Model Congress 4; 

Yearbook Photographer 4 
Erickson, Michelle 11 70 
Esteves, Manuel 11 70 
Estrada, Lisa 12 47 

Treasurer 1; Yearbook 1; Key Club 2,3; 

Western District Chorus 3,4; French 

Club 3; Quabbin Valley Chorus 3,4. 
Estrada, Robert 10 79 
Etter, lames 93 
Everett, Jonathan 11 70, 176 

Falls, Artis 10 79, 134, 137 

Farrah, Kristina 10 79, 123 

Farrah, Tina 174 

Farrell, Meghan 11 27, 70, 144, 145, 159, 

161, 178 
Farrow, Carmen 10 79 
Fawthrop, Susan 171 
Feldstein, Adam 12 47 

Photographer; school store; House of 

Television; Show Biz Pizza 
Fey, Margaret 93, 95 
Fiedler's, Stephen 149 
Fiedler, Stephen 10 77, 79, 130, 148, 161 
Fiedler, Susan 9 87, 124, 125, 150, 151 
Fiore, Susan 10 79, 179 
Fitt, Rebecca 10 79 
Fitts, Susan 93 

Fitzgerald, Amy 10 79, 151, 180, 181 
Fitzgerald, Brian 11 70 
Fitzgerald, Paul 11 70, 122 
Fitzgerald, Tim 11 70 
Flanagan, Emily 11 70 
Fletcher, Eric 9 87 
Flynn, Francis 9 87, 139 
Flynn, Neil 11 70, 134, 137 
Foley, Shannon 10 79, 112 
Fontaine, David 99 
Fonte, John 9 87, 131 
Forcier, Bree 9 87, 144 
Fournier, Joanne 11, 93 
Frade, Joseph 9 87, 139 
Frechette, Brian 106 
Frederick, Jamie 11 70, 134 
Fridlington, Kim 11 70, 144, 145, 161 
Fringer, Brad 156, 172 
Fringer, Bradley 10 79 
Froehlich, Chrissy 10 6, 7, 79, 82, 182 
Fugere, Scott 9 87 
Fusco, Joseph 11 70 


Cagnon, Denis 10 79 

Galarneau, John 10 79, 140, 141, 180 

Gale, David 12 32, 47 

Gallagher, Shiela 10 79 

Garabedian, David 9 87, 91, 130, 131 

Garabedian, Laura 12 47 

I.C. 1,2; PAVAS 2; Ski Club 2,3,4; Lab 

asst. 2,4; piano, dancing 
Garafolo, Melissa 11 6, 24, 70, 125 

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Garceau, Jodi 9 86, 87 

Garceau, Traci 11 27, 70, 125, 161, 182, 

Gardner, Sean 85, 113 

Garstka, Jennifer 11 70 

Garten, James 12 47, 165, 168, 169 
Mathletes 1,2,3,4; Lab asst. 3,4; 
backbreaking work 3,4. 

Gartner, Peter 93 

Garvey, Michael 12 47, 122, 170, 171 
V. Cross Country 3,4; V. Track 3,4; 
Emeralds 3,4; Editor-in-Chief 4; Photo 
club pres. 3,4; Quill and Scroll Society 
V.P. 3,4; lab asst. 2; J.A. 1,2,3; Ski club 3; 
Bennett-Scott Publications Corp. 3,4. 

Gaudette, Sharie 11 70 

Gaudette, Sherry 172 

Geberth, Jackie 12 47 

Geboskie, Matthew 9 87, 107 

Geldart, Greg 146 

Geldart, Gregory 11 46, 70, 146, 147 

Gentile, Michael 10 79, 155 

Gentile, Michelle 9 87 

Genza, Doria 9 87 

George, Stacey 9 87 

Gerhard, Frank 9 87, 122, 123 

Germain, Garry 11 70 

Germain, Gary 152 

Giananatoni, Jessica 156 

Gianantoni, Jessica 10 79, 82, 157 

Giantris, Laura 12 47, 114, 162, 167, 174 
Student Government 1,2,3,4; Class 
Secretary 4; Yearbook Photographer 
3,4; C.O.P.E. 4; Photo club 3,4; NHS 3,4 
Track 2, Varsity 3,4; Drama club 1,2 
Model Congress 4; Basketball 2 
A.O.Y.C. 1,2,3,4; President 3,4; JA 2 

Gibb, David 9 87, 131, 156 

Gibb, Kathryn 12 47 

Big Y 3; Dunkin Dougnuts 4. 

Gibbs, Todd 10 79, 180 

Gibeau, Mark 12 47, 162, 163 

International club 1,2; Cross country 2; 
Track 2,3,4; Wind Ensemble 1,2,3; 
PAVAS 4; Model Congress 3,4; NHS 

Gietek, Cheryl 85 

Gil, Laura 9 87, 161 

Giles, Bradford 11 14, 70, 169, 183 

Gillen, Beth 9 87 

Girotti, James 22, 93, 146 

Goebel, Chris 10 79, 180 

Goetcheus, David 12 47 

Goldrick, Michael 183 

Golfieri, Amedio 134 

Goncalves, Luis 12 47, 98, 99 

Gonyea, Katherine 85 

Goodreau, Kimberly 9 88 

Goodreau, Scott 11 70 

Goodrich, David 183 

Goodrich, Jason 10 79 

Goodrich, John 10 79 

Goodrich, Kathleen 12 48 

Concert band 1,2,3; Wind Ensembele 
4; nurse's aide 1,2,3,4; International 
club 2 JCPenny 2,3,4. 

Goodrich, Kelly 12 48 

Goodsell, Robin 12 16, 48 
Library aide 1; Nurse's Aide 2,3,4; I.C. 
2,3,4; Host and Hostesses 3,4; MYF 
1,2,3,4; Sec. 2,3,4. 

Gordon, Patricia 93 

Gore, Fredrick 10 13, 79 

Gore, Raymond 9 13, 88 

Gorman, Kevin 12 14, 48, 58, 164, 165 

Goudreau, James 181 

Goudreau, Scott 5, 134, 135 

Gould, Sean 10 79, 113 

Graham, Adrienne 98 

Granaudo, Linda 85 

Granaudo, Victor 92, 93, 94, 95, 108, 112, 

Grande, Kim 12 48 
Cross Country manager 1; V. Skiing 
2,3,4; Tennis 1,2; V. Tennis 3,4; PAVAS 
1,2; International club 1,2; Camp 
Wilder; Papa Gino's, Bradlees. 

Greaney, Patrick 11 70 

Greene, Amy 10 80, 143 

Greene, Heather 176 

Gregoire, Khristopher 9 88, 130 

Griffin, Kerry 11 70, 143 

Griswold, Penny 10 80, 144 

Gross, Felice 94, 109 

Grtondalski, Daniel 9 88 

Grundstrom, Dena 11 70 

Guarnera, Julie 12 48, 162, 163, 176, 177 

JCL 1,2,3,4; Model Congress 1,2; Falcon 

Players 1,2,3,4; Stop & Shop. 
Guarrera, Patricia 11 70 
Guertin, Matthew 12 32, 49, 11, 115 

Freshman Basketball 1; J.V. Golf 2; V. 

Golf 3; JCL 3; work at Sullivan's Mt. 

View, Hampden 
Gurney, Todd 12 49, 122 
Guziec, Joan 94 
Gwatkin, Wesley 11 35, 70, 134 


Haas, Brian 9 90 

Habermehl, Edward 11 70 

Habiger, Stephan 11 70 

Hacket, Dennis 12 18, 19, 49, 146, 147 

V. Baseball 2,3,4; V. Basketball 3,4. 
Haggerty, Bradley 12 49, 58, 166, 167 

Soccer 1,2,3; Tennis 2,3,4. 
Haggerty, Mark 9 88, 131, 149 
Hagopian, Eric 11 71 
Halgas, Thomas 11 71, 134, 137 
Hall, Gretchen 10 80 
Halloran, Brian 12 24, 46, 48, 49, 94, 128, 

129, 152, 153 

V. Hockey 1,2,3,4; asst. capt.4; J.V. 

Soccer 1; V. Soccer 2,3,4 co-captain 4; 
Basball 1,2,3. 
Hamer, Ty 9 88, 139 
Hammer, Ty 149 
Hannan, Keith 9 88, 131 
Hanrahan, Susan 10 80, 82, 179 
Hanscom, Daniel 94 
Hanson, Jill 9 88 
Hanson, Robert 155 
Haraty, Eva 11 23, 71 
Harmon, Laurie 12 49, 167, 182 

Chorus 1; I.C. 2; Yearbook 3,4; NHS 3,4; 

Office aide 4; sailing; 
Harris, Dana 172 
Harris, Danielle 9 88, 125 
Harris, Denise 11 71, 172 
Haseltine, Matthew 10 80 
Hass, Brian 9 90 
Haynes, James 94 
Hebert, Deborah 12 49 
Heede, Conrad 10 80 
Heiney, Dianne 94 
Henningsen, David 12 26, 27, 29, 49, 134 

Football 1,2,3,4; MDT 1,2,3,4; 
Henriques, James 12 49 

Pioneer "AA" Hockey 1; V. Hockey 

2,3,4; JCL 2,3; National Honor Society 

3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; 
Henriques, Jay 152 
Herbert, Linda 10 76, 78, 80, 113, 126, 

150, 151, 160, 161, 167 
Hermance, Deborah 12 49, 150 
Hersman, Amy 12 6, 49, 58, 132, 161 

Cheerleading 1,2,3, captain 4; Student 

government 1,2,4; President of class 

1,2; Moderator 4; Key Club 2,3; 

Yearbook 4; National Honor Society 

Hersman, Andrew 9 19, 87, 88, 161, 164 

Hertz, Kim 10 80, 183 

Hess, Erik 9 88 

Hess, Teresa 12 28, 49 

Spector 1,2,3,4; Library aide 1,3,4. 
Hick, Donna 94 
Hick, Wendy 11 71, 126, 156 
Hickey, Kimberly 11 71 
Hiersche, Jason 10 80 
Higginbottom, Lee 10 80 
Hill, Tina 9 88 
Hilt, Suzanne 11 71 
Hoffman, Kathryn 9 10, 11, 86, 88, 156, 

Hoffman, Richard 12 50 

Baseball 1,2,3; Student government 

Hofmann, Ronald 94 
Holden, Kai 12 50 
Holland, Eric 12 50, 120, 129 

Soccer 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1. 
Holt, Russell 94 
Hopkins, Timothy 11 71 
Horacek, Kathryn 11 27, 71, 177 
Houle, Kevin 9 90 
Howard, Ronney 11 71 
Howarth, Robert 117 
Howell, Doug 171 
Howell, John 10 80 
Hunter, Wendy 10 80 
Hupfer, Holly 85 
Huszar, Ryan 9 88, 155, 172 
Huszar, Susie 10 6, 7, 80, 155, 172, 182 


Ingerson, Bryan 10 80, 113 

Isham, John 12 14, 50, 58, 130, 164, 165, 
168, 169, 171 

Soccer 1,2,3,4; Lacrosse 1,2,3,4; 
Mathletes 1,2,3,4; NHS 2, 3,4; As 
Schools Match Wits 3,4; International 
Club 2; Chess Club 2,3,4; Computer 
Programming Team 2,3,4; Computer 
Lab asst. 3,4; Photo Club 3,4; Emeralds 
Magazine 4. 

Isham, Mark 9 88, 139 

Jablonski, Jonathan 9 88, 139 

Jackson, Heath 9 88, 90 

Jackson, William 10 80 

Jacobs, Mary Beth 10 15, 16, 17, 80, 122, 

123, 178, 180 
Jacobs, Scott 11 71 

Jacobs, Valerie 11 71, 104, 111, 118, 119 
Jarvis, Michael 10 80, 134, 136, 137, 148, 

Jensen, Curt 12 50 

Jensen, Ellen 10 80, 104, 118, 126, 182 
Jerserski, Diane 94 
Johnson, Cindy 10 80 
Johnson, Eric 12 50, 183 
Johnson, Michelle 10 80 
Johnson, Richard 11 71 
Johnson, Russell 11 71 
Johnston, Stella 12 51 

Host and Hostess 3,4; Track 4. 
Jones, Alton 9 88, 139, 149 

Officers of the Class of 1988: Heather Thomas, Treasurer; Lisa Dickinson, 
Secretary; Gina Alberici, President; Meghan Farrell, Vice President. 

Jones, Jeff 85 
Jones, Jon 129 
Jones, Michelle 9 88 
Jones, Steven 12 51, 134 

Football, 1,2,3,4. 
Jordan, Lou 144 
Jordan, Ronald 11 71 
Jordon, Richard 11 71, 146 
Jose, Amy 9 88 
Jose, Jennifer 9 88 
Joyal, Robert 10 80 
Joyce, Jennifer 11 71, 125, 144, 145, 161 


Kacoyannakis, Marios 94 

Kaczmarski, Kim 11 71 

Kantor, Jennifer 12 17, 51 
J.V. Hockey 3,4; Library aide 1; Office 
aide 3; Abdows 2,3,4; Smoke Signal 4; 
Rec. Skiing 1,2,3,4. 

Kanzinger, Erica 10 80, 109, 125, 144, 145, 

Karam, Elizabeth 12 51 
Synchro 2,4; singing and acting. 

Karlson, David 12 51, 156, 157, 162 
Ski Team 1,4; Track and Field 2,4, 
PAVAS 2,3,4; International Club 3,4 
Lab Asst. 2,3; Model Congress 4; AF5 
Host Brother 4; McDonalds 3; Bradlee: 

Karplus, Eric 12 38, 40, 51, 52, 58, 140 
141, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168 
169, 171 

Track 1,2,3,4; Cross Country 2,3 
Gymnastics 4; Volleyball 1,2,3,4 
International Club 1,2,3,4; PAVAS 4 
Model Congress 4; Mathletes 1,2,3,4 
Class Government 2,3,4; Lab Asst. 2,3,4 
National Honor Society 2,3,4; Emerald 
Literary Magazine 3,4; Converginj 
Traffic DJ 2,3,4; NVPF Technicial Asst 
3,4; Square Dancing 1,2,3,4. 

Kasten, Amy 10 80 

Kasten, Lora 12 51, 97 

Kealy, Timothy 10 80, 176 

Keeler, Eric 10 80, 130 

Keeton, Tammy 10 81 

Keiser, Abby 9 35, 87, 88, 90, 156, 161 

Keller, Carol 94 

Kelleway, Jill 12 51, 164, 182 
Yearbook 3,4; P.E. Leader 4. 

Kennedy, Jennifer 10 81, 176, 177, 180, 

Kennedy, Lisa 9 11, 87, 88, 161 

Kennedy, Michelle 10 81, 82, 126, 180, 

Kenney, Bruce 94, 95, 173 

Kertenis, John 12 51, 134, 152 

Kertenis, Scott 9 88 

Kibbe, Chris 9 88 

Kibbe, Mark 12 51 
V. Baseball 3,4; Skiing. 

Kibbe, Martin 94, 97, 131, 152 

Kibbe, Matthew 1, 94, 155 

Kibbe, Steven 9 86, 88, 130 

Kibbe, Susan 11 71 

Kida, Terri 94, 98 

Kielb, Christopher 12 51 

Kilduff, Kenneth 9 88 

King, Douglas 146 

King, Janet 94 

King, Steven 11 71 

Kirschling, Robert 94 

Klepfer, William 10 81 

Kline, Susan 94, 170, 171 

Knapczak, Jeremy 180 

Knapczyk, Jeremy 10 81 

Knowles, Brett 10 81, 130, 152, 161, 180 

Kober, Mario 11 72, 142, 143 

Kober, Michael 95 

Kokoszyna, Paul 12 51 

Kostka, Ericka 9 88 

Kotomski, Linda 95 

Kowalski, Michele 150 

Kowalski, Michelle 11 72, 126, 161 

Kraus, Karianne 10 81, 167 

Krawiec, Karin 10 81 

Krezik, Lauren 156 

Kruger, Amy 11 72, 167, 182 

Krzesik, Lauren 11 72, 142, 143 

Kubic, Laurie 95 

Kubik, Rosalie 12 52, 172 

Singing; Madrigals; Falcon Players 4; 

Ceramics; Oklahoma; Christmas in Oz; 

International Club 1,2,3, Vice President 

4; Strawberry Prod.; The Pizza Place; 

Kubinski, James 11 72, 146 
Kullberg, Matthew 9 88, 88, 149 
Kupstas, Kimberly 12 52 

V. Tennis 3,4; Yearbook 3; Volleyball 

1,2,3,4; Work 2,3,4. 
Kuselias, Christopher 9 8B, 138, 139, 149 

Labadorf, Rob 9 88, 131 
LaCamera, Peter 12 52 

Football 1; J.V. Baseball 2 
Ladue, Troy 10 81, 180 
LaFerriere, Michael 12 52 

JCL; Bowling 
LaFlamme, Gloria 95 
Lagunowich, Alex 95 
LaMotte, Tammy 12 52 
Landberg, Jennifer 10 81, 170, 171 
Langdon, John 12 52 
LaPierre, Andrew 10 81 
LaPierre, Mary 88 
LaPlante, John 11 72, 134, 137 
Lash, Jeffrey 11 72, 134 
Lashway, Jeff 12 53 
Lashway, Kevin 10 81, 113 
Latino, Raffelena 95 
LaVallee, John 141 
Lavoie, Jennifer 88, 144, 145 
Lech, Andrew 12 53 
Lech, Jennifer 88 
LeClair, Douglas 11 72 
LeClerc, Charles 12 53, 176 

Concert Choir 1,2,3,4; Madrigal 

Singers 2,3,4. 
Lefebvre, Gregory 10 81, 106, 130, 156 
Lefebvre, Kathleen 10 81, 99 
Lefort, Brian 12 53 

Working; Skiing; Looking for the next 

Lempart, Lisa 12 53 
Leonard, Jonathan 11 72 
Leone, Kellie 10 81 
Leone, Mynde 88 
Lesniak, Denise 88 
Letendre, Susan 11 72, 124 
Leung, Sharon 180 
Leung, Wai Fong 10 81 
Leung, Wai Min 9 89 
Lewenczuk, Anna 9 89 
Lewenczuk, Tina 12 53, 142, 143 

Gymnastics 1,2,3, captain 4; Track 2; 

Skiing 4. 
Lewis, Kristen 12 53, 162, 163, 166, 167, 


Swim Team 1; Host and Hostesses 2,3,; 

National Honor Society 3,4; Yearbook 

3,4; Model Congress 4. 
Libiszewski, Sherri 11 72 
Ligarski, Carol 95, 165 
Ligarski, Cheryl 12 53 
Ligarski, Michael 9 89 
Logan, John 95 

Lopez, Andrea 11 72, 126, 150, 151, 180 
Lowry, Jeffrey 11 72 
Lucier, Roland 12 1, 53 
Luczek, Elizabeth 12 38, 53, 124, 125, 180, 


Ski Club 1; Model Congress 3; Falcon 

Players 3,4; J.V. Field Hockey 2; Field 

Hockey 3,4; JCL 1,2,3, Pres. 4; 
Luff, Tawnee 12 53 
Lussier, Judith 9 90 
Luttrell, Jeffrey 10 81, 134, 137 
Luvera, Gina 10 81 
Lynch, Kathleen 9 89 
Lynch, Michael 9 89, 169 
Lyons, Tiffany 9 89, 125, 156 

Officers of the Class of 1989: Lynn Maloney, Secretary; Thomas Mango, 
President; Linda Herbert, Vice President; Allison Mullett, Treasurer 


Macaulay, Tammy 12 53 

Band 1,2,3,4; Syncho 2,3,4; 
International Club 1,2,3. 

MacDonald, Alanna 150 
Machin, Santiago 11 15, 72, 112, 172, 173 
MacNeish, Abigail 12 19, 54, 110, 115, 
160, 161 

Junior Classical League 1,2,3,4; National 
Honor Society 3,4; Student 
Government 1,2,3,4; Treasurer 4. 
Madden, Kathleen 11 72, 126 
Maenzo, Catherine 9 89 
Mageau, Tina Marie 12 54 
Mailhot, Michelle 12 54, 150, 151 
Majewski, Veronica 12 54 
Makuch, Carl 12 54, 129 
Soccer 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3; Skiing 
Makuch, Craig 10 81, 152 
Maloney, Lynn 10 76, 77, 81, 176, 177 
Mandolini, James 11 72 
Mandrala, Jeffrey 154, 155 
Manegre, Henry 95 
Manegre, Jennifer 172, 180 
Mango, Tom 10 76, 77, 81, 109, 134, 136, 

137, 146, 158, 161, 180, 181, 183 
Manning, David 11 72, 152, 167 
Manning, Lisa 9 89, 111 
Manning, Michelle 1115, 72, 112 
Manseau, Daniel 11 72, 175, 176, 177 
Manseau, Marianne 9 89, 126 
Manzi, Robert 9 89 
Marchesseault, Marianne 10 81, 124, 167, 

Mariani, Marcello 10 81 
Marini, Sherri 11 72, 182 
Marsh, Shauneen 12 14, 15, 54 
Band 1,2,3,4; District Band 3,4; Track 
1,2,3,4; Ski Club 1,2. 
Martial, Dennis 9 89 
Martin, Christine 10 81 
Martin, Erin 12 55, 132, 161 
Student Government Rep. 2,3,4; 
Homeroom Rep. 3,4; Band 1; Wind 
Ensemble 2,3,4; J.V. Cheerleading 2,3; 
V. Cheerleading 4; Syncho 3,4; P.E. 
Leader 3. 
Martin, Gerald 134 
Martin, Shannon 10 81 
Martineau, Torrie 9 89 
Mascaro, Anthony 9 89 
Maselli, Allison 11 73, 134, 178 
Mastroianni, Dan 152 
Mastroianni, Daniel 102 
Mastroianni, Kristen 10 81, 82, 132 
Mather, Dawn 9 89 
Mathieu, Kevin 85 
Matroni, James 23, 94, 95, 183 
Matthews, Todd 10 10, 11, 82, 134, 137, 

Mc Cartney, Michael 129 
Mc Farland, Keith 131 
McAleer, Kerry 10 82 
McCarthy, Robert 95 
McCartney, Michael 12 55, 146 
Soccer 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; 
Baseball 1,2; LaCrosse 3,4; National 
Honor Society 4. 
McClean, Doug 176 
McCray, Serge 9 89, 139, 149 
McDiarmid, Patricia 95, 143 
McDonald, Christine 11 12, 13, 73 
McDonald, Darien 104 
McDonald, Keitha 9 29, 89 

McDonald, Kelly 10 82, 143 
McDonald, Kerry 12 55, 162, 163, 180, 

V. Tennis 1,2,3,4; V. Ski Team 3, captain 
4; Jr. Classical League 1,2,3, V. 
President 4; Model Congress 3,4; Ski 
Club 1,2. 
McFarland, Keith 9 89, 144 
McFeeter, Kathleen 12 55, 120, 125, 150 
Field Hockey 1,2,3, captain 4; 
Basketball 1,2,3, captain 4; Softball 
McFeeter, Rebecca 10 82, 124, 125, 151 
Mcgahan, Tara 10 82 
McGarr, Paul 10 82 
McGill, Ainsley 11 73 
McGranahan, Eric 10 82 
McGrath, Donna 9 89, 125 
McGrath, Shelly 9 89, 124 
McGrath, Susan 12 55, 124 
Mclsaac, Becky 10 82, 150, 151 
McKenna, Tim 176 
McKeon, Brian 10 35, 82, 180 
McKeon, James 11 73, 102, 106, 111, 113, 

118, 162 
McKinnon, Brent 9 89, 139 
McLaughlin, Molly 11 73 
McLaughlin, Shana 12 55 

Pres. Hostess 4. 
McLean, Douglas 11 73, 176 
McMahon, James 11 73, 162, 180 
McMinn, Roger 10 82, 134, 137 
McNamara, Jeffrey 9 89, 91 
McNeill, Siobhan 11 73, 111, 125 
Meade, Chris 85 
Meade, Matthew 11 73 
Meeropol, Gregory 12 32, 55, 58, 105, 
122, 146, 147 

V. Track 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,4; Cross 
Country 3,4; Class V. President 1,2,3; 
Rep. to school committee 4. 
Megliola, Lois 95 
Meisner, Chad 9 86, 89, 139, 149 
Meisner, Christopher 10 82, 134, 137 
Melcher, Angela 12 55 
Track 2,4; Lab asst. 3; Smoke Signal 2,3; 
Yearbook 1; Ludlow Hospital. 
Melcher, Robert 9 89 
Mellen, Christina 11 73 
Mellen, Robert 9 89 
Mellon, Scott 139 
Mendrala, Jeffrey 9 89, 139 
Mendrala, Jennifer 9 89 
Mendrala, Kimberly 11 73 
Mendrella, Jennifer 156 
Messier, Suzanne 9 89, 132 
Methe, Cheri 10 82, 143 
Methe, Eric 9 89 

Metzger, Kara 10 82, 156, 179, 180 
Meunier, Christine 12 55, 124, 125 
J.V. Field Hockey 2; V. Field Hockey 3, 
captain 4; V. Track 1,2,3,4; Ups-n- 
Meunier, Stephanie 11 73 
Mikaelian, Pamela 10 15, 78, 82 
Mileskie, Kimberlv 11 73 

INDEX 201 

Miiler, Corinn 10 21, 82 

Miller, Hal 95, 123 

Miller, Harold 95 

Miller, Kevin 9 89, 131, 149 

Mills, Christain 12 55 

Minnon, Dawn 10 82 

Miodowski, Frank 10 82 

Misterka, John 12 23, 55 

Mitchell, lames 95, 134, 138, 139 

Moody, Janet 12 6, 7, 55, 58, 123, 161 

Music; Track; Cross Country; National 

Honor Society; Student Government. 
Mooney, Russell 95, 149 Moore, Krista 73 
Moore, Thomas 9 89, 139 
Morace, Anthony 11 73 
Morace, Lisa 12 58, 124, 125, 150, 182 

J.V. Basketball 1,2,; V. Basketball 3,4; 

J.V. Field Hockey 2; V. Field Hockey 

3,4; Syncho 2,3,4; Yearbook sports 

editor 3,4; National Honor Society 4; 

International Club 1,2; Dancing 1,2,4. 
Moran, Derek 10 82, 134, 155 
Moreau, Joseph 12 58 
Moreno, Melissa 10 82 
Morgan, Carl 9 89, 131 
Morgan, Carla 9 89 
Morgan, Michelle 11 73 
Moriarty, Sean 134, 135 
Moriarty, Sheila 9 87, 89, 124, 125, 161 
Morissette, Chris 10 82, 106, 130, 148 
Moriz, Robert 85 
Morris, Christopher 9 89 
Morton, Rebecca 10 82, 125, 180 
Mosier, Chryslana 12 58 

Town swim team 1. 
Mosier, Marq 10 82, 82, 151, 182 
Motyka, Kelli 12 58 
Motyl, Cheryl 12 58 

Dancing 1,2,3,4; International Club 2; 

Modeling 3,4. 
Motyl, Julie 9 89 
Motyl, Kenneth 10 82 
Muir, Sarah 9 90 
Muir, Timothy 10 82 
Mullett, Allison 10 76, 77, 83, 132, 161, 

Munroe, Chrissy 10 83 
Musselman's, Ray 149 
Musselman, Ray 95, 148, 166, 167 
Myers, Randall 9 90, 139 



Nadeau, Deana 11 73, 104, 125 

Nadolski, Michael 9 90, 155 

Nadolski, Sheilee 11 73 

Nadowski, Michelle 21 

Nadowski, Sheillen 172 

Nadowski, Sheleen 156 

Nance, Scott 11 73 

Neelans, Keith 12 48, 58, 115 

Neff, Mark 11 73 

Nelligan, Abbie 12 59, 162, 163 

Nelson, John 11 73, 167, 170, 171, 183 

Newsome, Jennifer 11 73 

Nicoli, Lisa 12 38, 59, 177 

Falcon Players 1,2,3,4; One acts 2,3,4; 

Track 2,3,4; Nurses aide 1,2,3; 

Guidance aide 2,3,4; International Club 

1,2; Band 2; Christion Youth Group 

1,2,3,4; V. Hockey Manager 4; Fenway 

Golf 2,3,4; 
Niederfringer, Julie 9 90, 161 
Nietupski, Lesley 12 59 
Nizioleck, Martha 95 
Nompleggi, Holly 9 87, 90, 111, 161 
Noonan, Paula 95 
Norcross, Todd 11 73 
Norcross, Troy 9 90, 131 
Nowakowski, Cynthia 12 59 

Smoke signal 2,3; Yearbook 1; V. 

Swimming 1; Dancing; Skiing; Steigers. 

O' Connor, Greg 131 

O'Connor, Gregory 9 90 

O'Connor, Shawn 152 

O'Neil, Patricia 11 73, 119, 167, 172 

O'Shaughnessy, Jeff 10 77, 83, 106, 130, 
131, 161, 180 

Ober, Jeremy 9 90 

Odriozola, Maria Luisa 21, 207 

Orquiola, Caroline 12 18, 59, 132 

International Club 2; Football 
Cheerleading 3,4; Basketball 
Cheerleading 2,3,4; Tennis 2,3,4; 
National Honor Society 3,4; Student 
Government 3,4; Jr. Classical League 3; 
Dancing 1,2,3,4. 

Orquiola, Nancy 9 87, 90, 161 

Orr, Trey 10 83, 134, 135, 137 

Osmond, Patricia 10, 22, 95 

Oyler, Kimberly 9 90 

Oyler, Robert 85, 112 

Pabich, Diana 9 90, 104 
Pabich, Linda 12 59 
Concert Choir 3,4; International club 

1,2, Student Hostess 4; Chorus 1; 

Pabich, Lisa 21 
Palazzesi, Laura 9 90 
Palm, Cheryl 143 
Palmer, Holly 9 90 

Paluck, Kellie 11 73, 106, 151, 160, 182 
Pappas, Pamela 11 21, 73, 111, 162, 180 
Paquette, Antonio 9 90 
Parisan, Chris 11 73 
Parker, Kelly 12 59 
Parker, Patricia 98 
Parker, Scott 11 73 
Parrow, Jodi 12 59 
Paschetto, Cathy 12 59, 99 
Patel, Shitel 10 83 
Paternosto, Rachel 9 90 
Patterson, Jennifer 10 82, 83 
Pedace, Gianna 10 83, 126 
Pellegrini, Ann 9 90 
Pellegrini, Sean 12 25, 32, 38, 58, 59 

V. Football manager 2,3; V. Hockey 

Manager 2,3,4. 
Perkins, Lori 12 59 

Syncho 1,2; Band 1; Horseback riding. 
Perry, Tajzha 10 83 
Perusse, Cynthia 9 90 
Pesce, Allison 12 59 
Pesce, Jennifer 11 73 
Petzold, Gary 96, 174, 206 
Phaneuf, Julie 11 73, 166, 167, 176 
Phaneuf, Matthew 12 60 

WPE 1,2,3; Smoke Signal 3,4; MRHS 

2,3,4; Photography; Drawing; Cars. 
Phelps, Lisa 12 60 

Phillips, Kristen 10 83, 144 
Phipps, Roxanne 12 60, 134, 150 

Football manager 2,3,4; Basketball 

Piano, Julia 12 19, 38, 60, 161 

Soccer 1,2; Basketball 1,2; V. Track 

1,2,3,4; Student Government 1,2,3,4; 

Secretary 2,3. 
Pickett, Nancy 12 8, 9, 58, 60, 62, 111, 176 

Concert Choir 1,2,3; Madrigals 4; 

COPE 4; Drama Club 1,2; Falcon Players 

1; Emeralds Magazine; Literary Editor 4; 

Volunteer at Mary Lyons Nursing 

Home; Susan Jones award 3. 
Pietryka, Andrea 11 73, 124, 150, 151, 180 
Pietryka, Michael 10 83, 148, 149 
Pinckney, Stacy 10 83 
Piwonski, Cynthia 11 73, 166, 167, 180 
Podosek, Kathleen 10 83, 113 
Polchlopek, Patricia 96 
Polimeni, Chris 9 90 
Pollard, James 12 60 

Lax 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 2,3; Skiing 1; 

Football 1. 

Popsun, Carol 10 83 

Popsun, Thomas 12 33, 61, 144, 164, 175 

IC; VP PAVAS; Swimming 2,3,4; Track 

Porter, Heather 12 61, 86, 132, 161 

International Club 2; J.V. Cheerleading 

2,3; V. Cheerleading 3,4; V. Track 3,4; 

Jr. Classical League 3; Dancing 1,2,3,4. 
Porter, Kelli 11 73, 132, 172 
Porter, Nancy 96 
Potter, Shari 11 16, 73 
Poupodoupolus, George 85 
Powers, Daryle 12 61 
Powers, Kelly 11 20, 34, 73 
Prackneck, Barbara 96 
Presz, Thomas 11 73 
Price, Jason 10 78, 83, 129 
Proulx, George 96 
Provost, Steven 12 61 
Przybylowicz, John 6, 7, 92, 96 
Putnam, Daniel 10 83 
Putnam, Donald 9 90 
Putnam, Sharon 11 73 
Putriment, Craig 11 73, 144, 145 


Queen, Jason 11 73 


Radwilowicz, Elizabeth 96 

Raffaele, Susan 10 83 

Raschi, John 10 83 

Ratte, Laurie 10 83, 176 

Reardon, Jennifer 156 

Reardon, Jocelyn 12 61 
Debating Club 1; Schools Match Wits; 
Doing time in Cathedral 2; Work at 
Denny's and Sunny Acres 3; Hampden 
Country Club; Friendly's. 

Reejhsinghani, Anju 10 83 

Reich, Deborah 12 58, 61, 124, 125, 180 
V. Field Hockey 2,3,4; NHS 2,3,4; JCL 
1,2,3,4; International Club 2; The 
Competition 3,4; Flying 4; Skiing. 

Reik, Jennifer 10 83 

Renn, Brandy 9 90, 144 

Reta, Nikki 29 

Rfys, Anthony 180 

Rhie, Sonja 10 83 

Rice, Amy 9 90 

Richard, Glenn 12 61 

Richard, Scott 11 73 

Richmond, Christy 12 61 

Richmond, Stacy 10 83 

Rigney, Andrea 12 13, 61, 126 
V. Soccer 1,2,3, captain 4; J.V. Softball 

1; V. Softball 2,3,4; 
Rihm, Molly 9 87, 90, 161, 182 
Riley, Kathleen 96, 99 
Rist, Lynn 12 18, 19, 61, 150, 161 

Class Treasurer 1,2; Chairman of 

Student Government 4; J.V. Basketball 

1; V. Basketball 2,3,4; J.V. Softball 1; V. 

Softball 2,3,4. 
Roberts, Kimberly 9 90 
Robert, Ruth 96 
Roberts, Chad 9 90, 139 
Roberts, James 11 74, 102 
Robinson, James 9 90 
Robinson, Jeffrey 11 74, 129 
Robinson, Luke 11 14, 74, 106, 169, 183 
Robinson, Mia 10 82, 83 
Rock, Barry 12 61, 164 
Rock, Peter 12 61, 183 

Playing guitar. 
Rodamilans, Luci 10 82, 83 
Rohan, Chris 110 
Rohan, Christopher 12 62 
Roj, Cynthia 177 
Romboletti, Hilarie 9 90 
Romeo, Enrico 10 83, 130 
Romeo, Sandra 12 62, 105 

Recreational Skiing; Hairdressing; 

Hairstyles by Tony. 
Roncone, Catherine 11 74, 143 
Root, Kirsten 10 82, 84, 123 
Rosati, Brian 10 84, 155 
Rosati, Martha 10 84 
Rosati, Michelle 12 62 

International Club 2; J.V. Softball 1; V. 

Softball 2,3,4; JCL 3. 
Rose, Karen 11 74, 126 
Roseboro, Robert 9 90 
Ross, Judith 12 21, 62 

International Club 
Ross, Rebecca 10 84, 155 
Ross, Richard 9 90 
Rothschild, Meredith 11 74, 132 
Rouleau, Robert 11 74 
Rovithis, Demetrius 11 74, 134, 137 
Rovithis, Tia 9 90 
Roy, Kevin 11 74, 152 
Roy, Robert 9 90, 155 
Royer, Richard 9 90 
Rubner, Tina 85 
Rubner, Toby 12 62 
Ruscio, Thomas 9 90 
Ryan, Carrie 10 84 
Ryan, Catherine 12 62 
Rys, Anthony 9 90, 154, 155 
Rys, Kristen 10 84 
Rys, Michelle 12 63 

I in 

Officers of the Class of 1990: Andrew Hersman, Vice President; Bryce 
Whiting, President; Molly Rihm, Secretary; Nancy Orquiola, Treasurer 

202 INDEX 

Sager, Joyce 6, 22, 96, 182, 207 
Sager, Kim 11 74 
Sajdak, Laurie 12 63, 164 

Work at Big Y -Ludlow- 
Salerno, Carolee 9 90, 132 
Sanders, Irl 176, 177 
Sanders, Jennifer 9 90 
Sanders, Sandra 96, 99 
Sanderson, Wendy 10 84 
Sands, Jill Marie 12 21, 63, 108 

International Club; Big Y. 
Santos, Dennis 10 84 
Santos, Michele 12 63 
Syncho; International Club; School 
Sares, Jason 10 84, 134 
Sares, Michael 12 63 
Sargent, Michael 9 90, 167, 177 
Sarhadian, Ani 12 63, 112, 114, 180 
Key Club 3,4; International Club 3,4, 
Beta Club 1,2; JCL 4; French Club 1,2 
Homeroom Rep. 3,4; Guidance aide 4 
Koffee Kup Bakery; Tennis, Ballet. 
Sarhadian, Aram 11 74, 180 
Sasanecki, Scott 10 84, 111 
Sattler, Maria 12 63 
V. Softball 2,3,4; International Club 
1,2,3,4; Concert Choir 2,3; Madrigal 
Singers 4; Biology Lab Asst. 3. 
Sauve, Jeanne 96 

Scannapieco, Sara 12 2, 8, 9, 58, 63, 124, 
125, 166, 183 

Field Hockey 2,3,4; Basketball 1,2; 
Syncho 1,2,3,4; Smoke Signal Sports 
ed. 2,3,4; Yearbook ed. 4; P.E. Leader 3; 
I.C. 1; NHS 3,4; Sec. 4; Burger King. 
Scannapieco, Stephen 9 90, 131 
Scarlett, William 10 84, 134, 137 
Schafer, John 10 84, 148 
Schelb, John 12 63 
Scherlie, Shelly 11 74 
Schipano, Kevin 11 74 
Schmidt, Michael 10 84, 104, 152 
Schmuck, Jennifer 12 63 
Schneider, Dawn 11 74 
Schneider, Janet 12 63 

International Club 1; Syncho 2,3,4. 
Schneider, Jeanne 96 
Schneider, Todd 9 90 
Schofield, Earl 9 90, 118 
Schumach, Abe 139 
Scott, Nathan 10 84, 134, 148 
Scott, Stephen 85 
Searles, Luella 96 
Sersanti, Francis 96, 168, 169 
Servidio, Maria 186 
Servidio, Nathan 12 63, 110, 186 

Soccer 1,2; Track 3. 
Shankle, Jamie 134 
Sharl, Stephen 96 
Shay, John 12 64, 129, 164 

Soccer 1,2,3,4; Lacrosse 2,3,4; JCL 1,2. 
Shay, Lawrence 9 90, 180 
Shea, David 11 74 
Shea, Jennifer 11 6, 74 
Shea, Larry 131 
Sheehan, Florence 96 
Sheehan, Kelli 11 74, 111, 178, 181 
Sheehan, Kellie 180 
Sheehan, Mark 10 84, 122, 148 
Sheperd, Julie 11 74, 182 
Sherman, Amy 11 74 
Sherman, Greg 10 8, 9, 84 
Shields, Robert 12 64 

Shine, Laura 12 64, 124, 125 

Field Hockey 3,4; Track 1; 
Cheerleading 1; Student Government 
1,2; Yearbook 3. 
Sibilia, Carol 96 
Sibilia, John 12 64 
Siddell, Bryan 11 74, 128, 129 
Siddell, Lynn 12 64 
Silva, Robert 95, 96 
Simonoff, Edward 10 84, 99 
Singiser, Suzanne 11 16, 19, 74, 108, 112, 

161, 178 
Sirois, Barbara 96 

Sirois, Kenneth 102 
Sitnick, Bill 156 
Sitnik, Mary Lou 23, 97 
Sitnik, William 12 64, 156 
Skala, David 12 64, 134 
Slayton, Matthew 12 64, 180 
JCL 1,2,3,4; Flying 1,2,3,4. 
Sloat, Lisa 11 74 
Smith, Amy 10 84 
Smith, Christopher 11 74, 129 
Smith, Jennifer 12 64 
Smith, Kim 10 84 
Smith, Macgregor 10 12, 84, 102 
Smith, Matt 85, 108, 112 
Smith, Michael 9 90, 140, 141, 144, 180 
Smith, Nicole 21 
Smith, Noel 9 90, 131, 154, 155 
Smith, Philip 11 74, 140, 141 
Smith, Pierre 12 64, 146, 162, 163, 180, 

V. Swimming 1;J.V. Baseball 1,2; V. 
Baseball 3; V. Basketball 3, captain 4; 
JCL 1,2,3,4; Treasurer 4; Model 
Congress 3,4; Student Rep.; Student 
advisor to the School Committee 4. 
Smith, Richard 10 84, 134, 137, 155 
Smith, Theresa 12 2, 8, 9, 58, 64, 167, 183 
Hostess 2,3; Biology and History Lab 
asst. 3,4; NHS 3,4; Smoke Signal 
feature's writer and editor 1,2,3; Editor 
and Chief 4; Peach Festival Princess. 
Soja, Cynthia 9 90 
Solaroli, Calli 12 64 
Host and Hostesses Club; Teacher's 
aide; International Club; Stop & Shop; 
worked in school store. 
Soltoski, Karen 9 90 
Solzak, Pamela 11 74 
Somerville, Ronda 9 90 
Soukup, Kurt 11 74 
South, Dwayne 9 90 
South, Renee 10 84 
Souza, Eileen 12 65 

Library aide 3,4; Nurse's aide 2; Smoke 
Signal 4; Business Vibes 4; Syncho 3. 
Sowa, Jodi 85 
Spellios, Peter 10 84 
Spencer, Richard 97, 174 
Spillane, Gary 12 65, 120, 129 
Spillane, Mark 9 90, 139 
Spoonick, Gary 179 
Squeglia, Paul 12 65, 134 
Squeglia, William 9 90, 134, 139 
St. Germaine, Garry 97 
Stachelek, Matthew 10 84 
Stahlberg, Eric 11 74 
Starr, Candace 11 74 
Stauffer, Olivier 12 32, 33, 65, 172, 173 
Stawas, Scott 11 74 
Steng, Richard 10 84 
Steng, Sandra 12 65 
Stephenson, Mary Beth 11 74, 177 
Sternberg, Karl 95, 97, 106, 107 
Sternberg, Ken 11 74 
Sternberg, Mark 11 74, 122 
Stevenson, Lauren 12 33, 38, 65, 160, 161 
V. Track 1,2,3,4; Student Government 
1,2,3,4; Secretary 4; Soccer 1,2; 
Basketball 1,2; 
Stevenson, Susan 10 34, 84 
Stone, Amy 10 84 
Stratton, Melissa 9 15, 91, 172, 183 
Stratton, Michael 12 65, 177, 183 
Bowling Team 1; Concert Choir 1,2,3,4; 
Madrigals 4; Smoke Signal editor 3,4; 
Falcon Players 2,3,4; Boyfriends, 
Stagedoor; One Acts; Tech work Food 
Tech 1 and 2; Leader Corp. 3,4; Aide 
for LVPEC; Chef at La Differance; 
Wilbraham United Players; Emeralds 3. 
Stratton, Scott 10 84 
Streeter, David 12 65 
Streeter, Mark 10 84, 167 
Streeter, Thomas 9 91 
Sullivan, Amy 9 91, 144 
Sullivan, Gerald 12 65, 162 
Sullivan, Karen 12 19, 38, 65, 161 
V. Cross Country 2; Basketball 1,2; V. 
Track 1,2,3,4; Student Government 
2,3,4; Sackett's 3,4. 

Shauneen Marsh and Nora Trebbe, members of the Class of 1987, have 
shared a long friendship. Photo submitted by Mary Trebbe 

Sullivan, Katherine 11 74 

Sullivan, Kathleen 12 65, 104, 177 
Student Hostess 3; work at Great Cuts- 

Sullivan, Kelli 161 

Sullivan, Shawn 10 84, 140, 141 

Sullivan, Timothy 9 91, 139 

Sutcliffe, Amy 10 84 

Sutter, David 11 14, 74, 106, 130, 165, 169 

Szczebak, Barbara 11 74 

Szymanski, Kevin 12 65, 111, 144, 145, 

Soccer 1; J.V. Baseball 1,2; V. Baseball 
3,4; V. Swim Team 1,2,3, captain 4; 

Szymanski, Mark 10 84, 130, 144, 145 

Takorian, Amy 10 84 

Talbot, Christy 10 82, 84, 101, 111, 118 

Tarantino, Michael 10 80, 84, 130 

Tarr, Christopher 10 85 

Tarr, Tracie 11 74 

Taylor, Ginger 11 74, 126, 150, 151 

Taylor, Rachel 112 

Teece, Tracy 11 74 

Tencza, Jane 97 

Tenerowicz, Philip 10 85, 112 

Thayer, Tim 11 74 

Thiffault, Diana 10 85 

Thomas, Heather 11 74, 178 

Thomas, Kelli 10 78, 85, 144, 145 

Thompson, James 10 85, 134, 135 

Thompson, William 10 85, 130, 156, 180 

Thorpe, John 9 91 

Tierney, John 11 75, 134 

Tipaldi, Art 96, 97, 105, 130, 131 

Tiraboschi, Greg 11 75 

Toman, Kimberly 11 75 

Totten, Leon 12 14, 32, 66, 162, 167, 177, 


International Club 1,2; Intramural 

Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Smoke Signal 2,3,4; 

Falcon Players 4; Model Congress 4; 

Library aide 2; NHS 3,4; Photo Club 

1,2,3; DECA 3,4. 
Totten, Sara 11 75 
Trebbe, Michael 97 
Trebbe, Nora 12 11, 27, 38, 66, 161, 174 

President of Class of '87 3,4; Student 

Government 1,2,3,4; Public relation 

editor of yearbook 3; MRHS Art 

Gallery 4. 
Triggs, Rebecca 9 90, 91, 126, 144 
Trimmer, Gregory 97 
Trivedi, Hitesh 11 75, 167, 172, 182 
Trombly, Kevin 10 85, 130, 148, 149, 158, 

166, 167, 180 
Trombly, Robin 12 34, 35, 66, 126, 164 

Soccer 1,2,3, captain 4; Basketball 1,2; 

Basketball manager 3; Softball manager 

1,2; Student Hostess 3,4; Lab asst. 

1,2,3,4; Friendly's; soccer referee; 

taught soccer school 2,3; contributing 

sports writer to school newspaper. 
Troxyl, Patricia 97 
Truesdale, Brian 11 75, 166, 167 
Tucker, John 10 85 
Tupek, Debora 10 85 
Turcotte, Christine 12 66, 67, 162, 163 
Turcotte, Paula 10 85, 162 
Turnberg, Patricia 11 75 
Tyminski, Andrea 11 75 


Urlage, Daniel 9 91, 180 
Urlage, Jane 12 66 

JCL; Soccer; Softball; Skiing; Mcrory's; 

Urlage, Jennifer 11 75, 108, 112 
Urzedowski, Lisa 10 85 

Valentine, Amy 11 75 
Valiquette, Chris 10 85, 104 
Valiquette, Matthew 155 
Van West, Joseph 97, 174 
Vecchio, Barbara 10 85, 125 
Vedovelli, Kenneth 9 91 
Verani, Louis 97, 108, 112 
Vermette, Denise 10 82, 85 
Vickers, Sonya 95, 97, 106 
Vigneault, Michael 12 66, 129 

Soccer 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2 
Vinson, Kirsten 10 85, 124, 151, 168, 169 
Vitkus, Richard 12 58, 66, 122, 144, 164, 


Soccer 1; Cross Country 2,3,4; 

Swimming 1,2,3,4; Intramural 

Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; NHS 

3,4; International Club 1,2,3,4; 

Computer Team 3,4; Computer Club 4; 

Computer Lab asst. 2,3,4. 


Waite, Michael 10 85 
Walbridge, Jason 9 91, 131 
Walinski, Helen 97, 161 
Walker, Todd 9 91 
Walker, Wendy 10 85 
Wall, Bryan 10 85, 180 
Warga, Mark 10 85 
Warner, Dina 11 75, 116, 118 



Waterhouse, Paul 12 66 

Waterhouse, Shelly 9 91 

Watson, Bonnie 9 21, 91 

Watson, Pamela 12 35, 66, 126 
Soccer 1,2,3, captain 4. 

Weagraff, John 12 66 

Weiner, Jeff 85 

Welch, Dawn 85 

Welch, John 9 87, 91, 131, 180 

Welch, Skip 152, 153 

Weldon, Jennifer 10 85, 183 

Weldon, Karen 12 33, 66, 167, 183 
Smoke Signal 3,4; Lab asst. 3; Lab asst. 3; 
Library Aide 1,2; Social Studies Aide 4; 
NHS 3,4; Friendly's. 

Welker, Brendon 9 91 

Wendorf, Heather 7 98 

Wennburg, Christe 12 38, 66 
J.V. Softball 1; V. Softball 2,3,4; J.V. Bas- 
ketball 1; V. Basketball 2; JCL 2,4. 

Wentworth, Douglas 10 85, 180 

Whalen, Andrew 97, 128, 129 

White, Brian 12 67, 109, 122, 144, 165, 167 
V. Swimming/Diving 2,3,4; V. Track 
3,4; V. Cross Country 4; Soccer 1,3; 
NHS 3,4; Lab asst. 2,3,4. 

White, Constance 97 

White, Darrin 9 91, 144, 180 

White, Laura 9 23, 91, 144, 145 

Whitehill, Kimberly 11 75 

Whitfield, Catharine 11 75, 176, 177, 178 

Whiting, Bryce 9 87, 91, 134, 138, 139, 
149, 161 

Whiting, Clayton 12 18, 67, 122 
Freshman soccer 1; V. Cross Country 
2,3,4; V. Track 3,4; J.V. Track 1,2; 
Homeroom rep. 2,3,4; NHS 3,4. 

Wholley, Tara 9 91 

Whyte, Jeffrey 12 67 

Wilcox, Candace 11 75 

Wilk, James 10 85, 144 

Wilkinson, Heather 11 75 

Williams, James 9 90 

Williams, Robert 78, 85, 129, 148, 149 

Wilson, Colleen 99 

Wilson, John 11 91 

Wilson, Stacy 9 91 

Wing, Curt 97, 107 

Wing, Mark 10 85, 169 

Winn, Jessica 9 91 

Wiseman, Donald 9 91 

Withington, Susan 9 91, 156 

Withington, William 11 75, 156 

Witkop, Thomas 9 90 

Wogatske, Dawn 12 67 
Smoke Signal 4; guitar 

Wolcott, Bonnie 81 

Wolford, Jeanne 97 

Woodard, Kevin 9 91 

Worthley, John 95, 97 

Wright, Scott 9 91 

Wrona, Christine 97 

Wuerthele, Michael 164, 165, 171, 183 

Wyman, Richard 11 75 

Wyman, Scott 9 91 

Wyzik, Laurie 10 85 

Yamer, Catherine 10 85, 182 
Young, David 12 67 
Young, Melissa 12 67, 124 
Younghans, Michael 9 91 
Yovens, Marty 11 75, 99 
Zahr, Jeffrey 10 85, 179 
Zajac, Mark 10 85 
Zanfanga, Ann-Marie 97 
Zebert, Todd 12 67, 165 
Emeralds 3,4; Lab asst. 


1,2,3,4; Smoke 

Signal 4; JA 3; Fencing 4; Writing. 

Zebert, Wendy 171 
Zeo, Chris 10 85 
Zephir, Douglas 9 91 
Zephir, Jeff 207 
Zepke, Christopher 11 75 
Zhe, Michael 10 85 
Zollner, Paul 9 91 



Gina Alberici 

Katie Belcher 

Heather Brown 

Michael Clark 

Beth Crawford 

Lisa Dickinson 

Jim Douthwright 

Vicki Eady 

Chrissy Froehlich 

Traci Garceau 

Laurie Harmon 

Amy Hersman 

Susie Huszar 

Ellen Jensen 

Abby Keiser 

Jill Kelleway 

Amy Kruger 

Kristen Lewis 

Sherri Marini 

Abbie MacNeish 

Lisa Morace 

Marq Mosier 

Kellie Paluck 

Molly Rihm 

Kim Sager 

Julie Sheperd 

Kiki Yamer 

Manager: Hitesh Trivedi 

Adviser: Joyce Sager 

Special thanks to Joyce 
and Wil Garrick of Har- 
vard Camera and Greniers 
for developing pictures; 
Don Lendry of Jostens; 
Laura Engels, Tom Mango, 
Sherri Daniels, Mrs. La- 
voie, Laura Giantris, Ms. 
Danthony, Mrs. McDiar- 
mid, Scott Stratton, Greg 
Geldart, Meghan Farrell, 
Dina Warner, Nancy Pick- 
ett, Kevin Dahm, Amy 
Fitzgerald, Jay Henriques, 
Jen Patterson, Jonathan 
Everett, Eric Karplus, 
Mark Sheehan, Penny 
Griswold. To Mrs. Ginny 
Moody for proofreading 
final pages, and Michael 
Clark for master index. . 


hA^° N pa rn° NC 

Jean and Larry Abar, Good Luck 

Class of '87 
Mr. and Mrs. Badger 
Bassett Boat Company, Best of 

The Bilik Family, Best of Luck 
Coach and Linda Bennett, Class of 

'87 WE LOVE YA! 
Sue and Charles Bennett, Wishes 

to the Class of 1987 
Len and Judy Borsari 
Burch Tree Nursery School 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Cooney 
Ed and Louise Crawford, 

Congratulations Class of '87 
Mr. & Mrs. Dahm, Best Wishes 
Paul and Ginny Dernavich 
Gerrit and Linda Devries 
Dave and Pat Donovan, 

Congratulations Class of '87 
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Eady 
Jim and Nancy Fitzgerald 
Joan Froehlich, The best is yet to 

Elaine and Francis Garvey, Good 

Luck Michael & Class of 87 
The Gaudette Family, 

Congratulations Class of '87 
General Home Maintenance 
Mr. and Mrs. David Gibb, 

Congratulations Class of '87 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Henningson, 

Congratulations Class of '87 
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Henriques, Good 

Luck Jay and Class of '87 
Roger and Paula Huszar, Good 

Luck Classes of '89 & 90 
Fleming and Susan James, Be 

young, be foolish, be 

The Keisers. Good Luck Class of 

Nancy Kelleway, The future 

belongs to those who believe in 

the beauty of their dreams, 

Congratulations Jill and '87 
Kasmer and Caroline Kielb, 

Congratulations Seniors 
Mr. and Mrs. Curt Knowles, 

Congratulations Class of '87 
Mrs. Jeanne Kubik 
The Labadorfs. "Go for it!" 
Jim and Julie Lewis 
Bing and Jan Leonard 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lussier 
Kathy and John MacNeish 
Tom and Ann Mango, Best Wishes 

Class of '87 
David W. Manning, D.M.D. 
Mr. & Mrs. Manseau, Life is great, 

all is groovy! 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Marchesseault 
Baukje McCray, TAKE A LOOK 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McFeeters 

Duane Mosier/Rita Vail 

Ms. Geraldine Morace 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Motyka 

Arlene and Tom Nebel, Think of 

yourself, good luck 
The Orquiola Family, 

Congratulations to Caroline 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pellegrini 
Dr. and Mrs. James Reich 
Vaughn and Barbara Rist, Good 

Luck Lynn 
Dennis and Paula Roberts 
David and Joyce Sager 
Mr. & Mrs. Bronislaw Sajdak 
Mr. and Mrs. John Schefb, We're 

proud of you, Jay 
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sheehan 
Michael and Beverly Shelby 
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Shine, 

Congratulations, Laura 
Mr. and Mrs. Sitnik, Good luck 

Class of '87 
Smith and Smith Realty 
Dr. Michael and Mary Ann Rihm 
Mr. and Mrs. Allan Solaroli, Best 

Wishes Class of '87 
Spectrum Electrostatic and 

Painting, TO A COLORFUL 

Ted and Claire Stevenson, 

Congratulations Class of '87 
Donna and Eddie Streeter 
Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, 

Congratulations Katie and '87 
Tom and Vivian Toman, Best of 

Luck, Class of 2087 
Linda and Ed Thorn, Best of Luck 

Laurie B. and '87 
Zachary Travers, Best Wishes from 

the Class of 2003 
Mike and Mary Trebbe, Love and 

Best Wishes 
Kent and Joan Trombly, 

Congratulations Robin and '87 
Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Trombly 
Brian and Dan Truesdale, ENDINGS 

David and Nancy Truesdale, THE 


Turnberg Construction 
Peter and Kitty Vinson 
Walt's Auto Body 
Fred and Adele Waterhouse, 

Congratulations Paul and Class of 

Dick and Louise Whiting, 

Congratulations Clay and Class of 

John and Gail Wholley 
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Welker, 

Congratulations on a job well 

Ted and Nancy Zebert 

Professional Patrons 





Volume 27 of the Falcon Year- 
book was was printed by Jostens 
Printing and Publishing Company, 
using 80 lbs. of dull enamel paper 
for the book's 208 pages. The cov- 
er design was created by Ellen 
Jensen, using four process color, 
Litho laminated paper. The end- 
sheets were also created by Ellen 
Jensen, using different designs 
front and back. They were printed 
in black ink on light purple, #312. 
Seven hundred copies of the 
book were printed. Total cost of 
the book was $15,000. 

The typeface for the text is 10 
pt. Optima. Picture captions use 8 
pt. Optima. Division headlines are 
60pt. bold, Times Roman. Main- 
headlines are 36 pt. bold, Times 
Roman. Subheadlines/kickers are 
18 pt. italic, Times Roman. The 
Colophon is 10 pt. Optima. Senior 
names are printed in 10 pt. Opti- 
ma. Underclassmen and faculty 
names are in 8 pt. Optima. Score- 
boxes are 10 pt. Optima, and the 
Folio Tab, located at the bottom 
of each page, is 8 pt. Optima. 

"What a Catch" was processed 
on Apple 11e computers, using 
Jostens AutoCopy 1 Micro-Gra- 
phix Series. 


Field Hockey players, juniors Gina Alberici and Traci Garceau, make up a 
strong barrier, defending the Minnechaug goal. 

Jacquie Bushway, sophomore, and science teacher Gary Petzold agree that 
Jacquie well deserved the A she received on her lab. 

Senior Sarah Connell emphatically makes her point at the Model Congress 
sessions held at American International College this January. 

2061 ENDING 


School year '86-'87 has 
fruitfully emerged, 
bringing with it con- 
siderable accomplishments. 
To seniors, this year wil for- 
ever hold the many fond 
memories of dances, parties, 
graduation, and the little 
things only seniors can get 
away with. To the juniors, 
this year has required a lot of 
hard work and determina- 
tion for it to pass by success- 
fully. "We made it!" To the 
sophomores, this school year 
has given them the chance 
to establish their criterion at 
Minnechaug. As Jeff Zephir 
says, "We've discovered 
who we are and who our 
true friends are." To fresh- 
men, this year has generated 
new friends, new exper- 
iences, and a necessary sense 
of responsibility. 

The faculty and adminis- 
tration are to thank for their 
fine teaching skills and en- 
thusiastic involvement with 
student-related activities. 
Dr. Joyce Sager, especially, 
deserves a tremendous 
amount of gratitude for the 
many long hours she has put 
into this yearbook to make it 
a success. We all realize that 
with a family, five Spanish 
classes, and numerous other 
responsibilities, it was not an 
easy task. Her patience and 
determination are greatly 
appreciated by the entire 
Falcon staff. Gracias, Doctora 

Every Minnechaug stu- 
dent, in one way or another, 
has contributed to making 
this year a prosperous one. 
Whether it be by leading the 
team to victory, supervising 


%k £*°» ch *'*. 

a student club or activity, or 
donating time to benefit a 
charitable event, students 
sought ways in which to 
demonstrate their love and 
devotion to Minnechaug 
and its faculty and adminis- 

The Falcons proved that 
they could catch the spirit of 
'87 ... What a catch it was! 

"Coco," Maria Luisa 
Odriozola, a visiting stu- 
dent from Spain, Joyce 
Sager, and Governor Mi- 
chael Dukakis — the 
three fluent speakers in 
Spanish — converse dur- 
ing the Wilbraham Peach 
Festival '86 about the 
need for multiculturalism 
in the United States. 


junior (Jamie Frederick) sets off the spirit as 
he catches the football. 




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the. spirit $ **7.